How To Conserve Water in the Kitchen

conserve water in kitchenEasy Tips To Conserve Water in the Kitchen

It is important to conserve water all year long, not only in the summer.

  • Install aerators in home faucets. By doing this you are able to increase spray velocity while reducing water use.
  • If you wash dishes by hand, do not let the water run while you rinse. Fill one sink with soapy water and the other with rinse water.
  • Soak your pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape and scrub.
  • Instead of using your garbage disposal (it uses water), try composing your organic material.
  • Scrape food off of dirty dishes instead of rinsing them. Never dishwasher models are able to handle it so pre-rinsing is not required.
  • Only run dishwasher when it has a full load.
  • Do not use running water to thaw meat or other frozen foods. This is not only a waste of water, but it can increase the potential for food borne illnesses. Instead, defrost in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Keep a bucket in the kitchen to catch water as you are waiting for water to get hot, this is great for watering your plants.
  • Wash you produce in a partially filled pan instead of running the faucet, and use the left over water on your plants.

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