In Australia, it is a fact that water needs to be conserved as much as possible since many areas of this country have dry spells. Since Aussies are aware of how precious water is, are there any tips the United States can take from down under to implement here or are we already taking the necessary steps to conserve water?

The website Ontimeplumber, the ultimate online resource for the Australian plumbing industry, has a list of seven ways water can be saved.

The website lists checking for water leaks as No. 5 and turning off the tap while brushing your teeth as No. 2.

Ontimeplumber also reports to look at recycling options. There are many ways you can recycle water to conserve it. Reuse water from the laundry on your garden. Collect excess water by placing a bucket in the shower. You can reuse this water for cleaning the bathroom, giving the children or dog a bath or watering the garden.

In this day and age, water conservation is crucial, and there are many steps plumbers and consumers can take to conserve water.