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Kitchen Tips
Save Water in the Kitchen
  • Scrape the dishes instead of rinsing them before placing in dishwasher.
  • Use a pan or sink filled with water for washing/rinsing pots and pans, dishes and other utensils.
  • Never run the dishwasher without a full load. This practice saves water, energy, detergent and money.
  • Use the garbage disposal sparingly or start a compost pile.
  • Keep a container of drinking water in the refrigerator. Running water from the tap until it cools is wasteful. Better yet, keep a picnic jug of cold water on the kitchen counter to avoid opening the refrigerator door frequently.
  • Use a small pan of cold water when cleaning vegetables, rather than letting the water run over them.
  • Always keep water conservation in mind. Small savings from not making too much coffee or letting ice cubes melt in the sink can add up in a year's time.