Water Conservation Tips – In the Kitchen & Laundry
Do not use running water to thaw food. Place the frozen package in a bowl of cold water to thaw (do not use hot water as it causes uneven thawing and increases risk of food poisoning).
Keep a container of water in the fridge to cool so you don’t have to run water for a cold drink.
Keep up the maintenance on your dishwasher and washing machine as recommended by the manufacturer.
Always wash full loads of laundry and dishes.
When washing dishes by hand, don’t leave the water running continuously for rinsing. Fill one side of the sink with clean water for rinsing, or put the washed dishes in a rack and rinse them all at once with a spray attachment or a pot of water. Wash dishes in a plastic tub and use the cooled soapy water for deck and garden plants. They love it.
Wash vegetables and fruit with a vegetable brush and a basin of water rather than under running water.
Reuse water that vegetables are washed in for watering houseplants or for cleaning.
Remove or stop using the garberator in your sink. It uses a lot of water to dispose of organic food waste. An alternative way to dispose of your vegetable and fruit scraps is composting.
Install flow restrictors on faucets.
Use a stopper and fill the sink rather than letting the water run while you wash your hands, etc.
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