The typical homeowner uses more water than they actually need. If you’re trying to save money in today’s tough economy, it makes financial sense to look at the way your house uses water and find ways to conserve.

We use an average of 100 gallons of water every day — 400 gallons, if we’re talking about two parents and kids in a house. At least 36 states are anticipating local, regional or statewide water shortages by 2013.

So if you’re wondering where to begin and what you should be looking at, check out these different ways you can reduce water use in your home…