These are some of the practices that could reduce water usage especially in areas with water shortages: 1.use a bowl to wash your fruits instead of letting it run in the sink 2.Reduce the water pressure, less water is wasted. 3.Do not brush your teeth with running water, use a glass instead. 4.Shorten your showers to use less water or rather take a bath. 5.Harvest rain water to increase water sources. 6.Water your garden early in the morning or late in the evening to delay evaporation.