In Alabama, when you save water, you are reducing your demand for coal-burned electricity production. A tremendous amount of energy is wasted for the purpose of extraction, filtration, heating, and pumping water, often to flush down the toilet or water the yard. Install low-flow showerheads and low-use toilets to reduce consumption. Install a water heating system that only heats on demand. Take a shower instead of a bath and make it a short one. Wash fewer clothes and be sure to do it in cold water. Install Rain-barrels and Rain-gardens to harness natural resources and reduce run-off.