How to Save Water In The Kitchen

  • If you have a dishwasher, only use full loads. A dishwasher can use 15 to 30 gallons per load. BUT, if used properly, a dishwasher can use less water than if you were to wash all your dishes by hand.
  • Use only full loads when washing clothes. Many washing machines use 25 to 40 gallons per load.
  • Keep a bottle of drinking water in the refrigerator. Running tap water to cool it off for drinking can be very wasteful. And you'll benefit in many ways by keeping refreshing, cold drinking water in your refrigerator. You'll get an icy-cold glass of high-quality water; the chlorine that some people notice will have dissipated; and you'll enjoy considerable savings over buying bottled water at the store.