Tips for Saving Water in the Kitchen

water-conservation-tipsBy saving water in the kitchen, you can play a big part in reducing your water consumption at home. Here are some easy and useful tips on how you can introduce ways to save water without having to change up your routine or lifestyle that much.

Avoid running taps: Try and balance out the amount of time you will spend rinsing your vegetable and fruit. You can fill the sink halfway to scrub items instead of leaving the water running. Washing one apple under the tap is fine but washing many fruits requires a small sink full of water instead.

Run your dishwasher only when it is full: The biggest waste of water in the kitchen is to run a dishwasher that is only half full. It takes the same amount of water no matter how many dishes you have or don’t have in there. If you have to replace your washer, make sure it is a water saving model.

Use a sink strainer: Using a strainer will decrease the amount of debris that goes down your garbage disposal. All that stuff down the drains is bad for the water supplies that it ends up in. The gunk can also clog your drains and costs money to be fixed. You can also try scraping your dirty dishes instead of rinsing them off. Soak pots and pans instead of scrubbing them continuously with the water running. Instead of running water the whole time, you can fill wash and rinse basins with water and use just a little soap to cut down on water use.

Turn your taps off tightly: Make sure your taps aren’t dripping because this is a huge water waster. If you can’t get them to stop dripping, call a licensed plumber as soon as possible to fix the problem.

Avoid defrosting under running water: If you are defrosting an item or items, you can half-fill the sink with water and put them in there. Or let them thaw out at room temperature. You can also put frozen food in your fridge a day or two before you cook it.

Steam food instead of boiling: Steaming uses a lot less water and is far better for you. It retains more nutrients in your food and your taste buds will agree!

Spot clean your floors: Spot mop spills and sweep up scraps rather than washing the whole floor each time. This can be left for the once a week mopping instead.

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