Do not let the water run while washing your hands or brushing your teeth. Water on. Wet hands. Water off. Soap hands well. Water on. Rinse hands. The same when brushing teeth. Wet toothbrush. Water off. Apply toothpaste. Brush teeth. Water on. Rinse mouth. Water off.
If you don’t think this will help, try your regular routine. However, this time close the plug in the sink and observe the amount of water wasted. Now think of the several thousand people doing this a few times per day. You will note that it could be quite a significant savings if we all do this.
One more tip. When running the water to get hot water to do the dishes, have a couple of gallon jugs on your sink to catch it and use it to water your plants. Let’s not just let this precious gift be wasted. All together we can make a difference. We have to start thinking about it.