Glasses of Water

Water-Saving Tips for the Kitchen

Water reuse is another area where water savings can be recognized. EkoSource has information relating to re-usable water fit for purpose and designs for DIY grey water recycling systems. EkoSource is able to provide a number of greywater recycling systems which can be used to provide gardening water and water to flush your toilets, thereby reducing your water bill substantially.  

 

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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.

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

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Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap. This way, you drink every drop and that which goes down the drain is limited.

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Select the proper pan size for cooking. Large pans may require more cooking water than necessary and more energy is required to heat them up

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Dishwashers typically use less water than washing dishes by hand. New, Energy Efficient or Energy Star dishwashers save even more water and energy. If your dishwasher is new, cut back on rinsing. Newer models clean more thoroughly than older ones.

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Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.

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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.

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

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Install water-saving aerators on all of your faucets. We have a set of EcoBeta products that can assist you in this regard.

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Don’t use running water to thaw food. For water efficiency and food safety, defrost food in the refrigerator.

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When shopping for a new dishwasher, use the Consortium for Energy Efficiency website to compare water use between models.

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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.

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Install an instant water heater near your kitchen sink so you don’t have to run the water while it heats up. This also reduces energy costs.

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Cook food in as little water as possible. This also helps it retain more nutrients.

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