• Start by decreasing your shower time by one minute—you’ll save up to 6,900 liters of water a year!
  • Use a shower timer to remind yourself of how much time you’re using in the shower.
  • Only run the shower when rinsing.
  • Wash only full loads of clothes or dishes.
  • Fix leaky taps or toilets immediately—a leaky tap can waste up to 15 liters of water per day. 


  • Don’t run the tap unless rinsing
  • Use your best judgment when rinsing clients – not every client needs to be rinsed twice
  • Fix leaky faucets and toilets immediately. A dripping tap can waste up to 15 liters of water a day
  • Install low-flow showerheads and taps, or fit aerators to existing showerheads and taps. This can save over 50% on water when washing hair, without reducing client comfort
  • Limit towel use to one towel per cutting client and two per chemical client, and run only full loads in washing machines to reduce the water and energy needed for laundry
  • Provide staff with water tumblers to minimize use of disposable water bottles
  • Offer filtered tap water, a more sustainable alternative to bottled water or a water cooler, because it reduces the amount of plastic ending up in our oceans and landfills
  • Actively track your in-salon water use
  • Tell your customers what you are doing to conserve water and inspire them to make their own impact