As news stories about droughts and water shortages become more frequent many people are looking for easy ways to save water. In 2009 alone there were water restrictions in parts of FloridaGeorgiaand Texas and California continues to be plagued by droughts and shortages across much of the state. Most us us have heard about carbon footprintsbut do you know what your water footprint is? According to Planet Greenthe average American uses about 400 gallons of water per day. That’s a whopping 584,000 gallons per year for the average family of four! Here are five easy ways to save water that could cut your water footprint by 36,000 gallons or more this year.