Ten life hacks to save water in the kitchen
- When washing dishes by hand, turn off the tap. Fill one basin with wash water and the other with rinse water.
- Dishwashers typically use less water than washing dishes by hand. Now, Energy Star dishwashers save even more water and energy.
- Use a dry erase pen to write your name on your glass to designate one glass for your drinking water each day, or refill a water bottle. This will cut down on the number of glasses to wash.
- If you drop ice cubes on the floor, drop throw them away. Drop them in potted house plants instead.
- Use the water for cleaning fruits and vegetables to water your plants.
- Don’t thaw food under running water. Save water and keep food safer by defrosting in your refrigerator.
- Use the water from cooked vegetables as a base for soups.
- Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the faucet. This way, you have instant cool water and don’t have to waste water waiting for the really cold water.
- Instead of using your garbage disposal, consider composting food waste. This can save gallons of water.
- Use as little water as possible when cooking water. It also helps retain your food’s nutrients.
Source: Water – Use It Wisely