Wednesday, April 22, 2015

10 Easy Ways to Save Water in the Kitchen

Every drop of water counts

  1. When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the other with rinse water. 
  2. 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.
  3. Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.
  4. Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Instead, compost vegetable food waste and save gallons every time.
  5. Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.
  6. Don’t use running water to thaw food. For water efficiency and food safety, defrost food in the refrigerator.
  7. Reuse leftover water from cooked or steamed foods to start a nutritious soup, it’s one more way to get eight glasses of water a day.
  8. Select the proper pan size for cooking. Large pans may require more cooking water than necessary.
  9. If you accidentally drop ice cubes, don’t throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant instead.
  10. Collect the water you use while rinsing fruit and vegetables. Use it to water house plants.

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