Water conservation is critically important in many parts of the country. It is becoming increasingly important everywhere. There are several things you can do when you remodel your bathroom to conserve water.

Here are some of the leading ideas:

1. Install a rain water collection tank, purification filtration system and connection to your bathroom,

2. Change to a dual flush water conserving toilet (using a minimal amount of water for a light flush and moreRemodelOrMove.com: Bathroom Remodeling Workbook by Dan Fritschen water only for a more thorough flush).

3. Choose low-flow faucets and showerheads.

4. Consider as well, motion activated faucets to avoid waste of water while brushing teeth, etc..

5. If installing a whirlpool, spa, soaking or other specialty tub, select models that recirculate water and/or that reheat the water as it is recirculated.

6. Pay careful attention to the placement of your water heater in proximity to the bathroom that us most often used (the shorter the distance the water must travel the less water is wasted waiting for the hot water to reach the faucet).

7. Install instant or tankless water heaters in bathrooms to eliminate the wait for hot water.

8. Carefully and continuously monitor each faucet or showerhead, each toilet, bidet or shower for drips or leaks, which drain a surprising amount of water if left uncorrected.