7 ways to save water around the kitchen

There are a number of ways to save water around the kitchen. Small adjustments can have a big impact.

Here are seven things you can do to conserve water:

1) Pick a Glass

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Choose one glass a day as your water drinking glass or refill a water bottle. This will leave you with less glasses to wash.

2) Don’t Let the Water Run

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When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the other with rinse water.

3) Use a Dishwasher

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Dishwashers typically use less water than washing dishes by hand.  Energy Star dishwashers save even more water and energy.

4) Soak Those Pans

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Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.

5) Have a Pitcher

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Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap. This way, every drop goes down you and not the drain.

6) Ignore the 5 Second Rule…With Ice Cubes

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If you accidentally drop ice cubes, don’t throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant instead.

7) Rinse and Reuse

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Collect the water you use while rinsing fruit and vegetables. Use it to water house plants.