Kitchen Conservation Tips

Helpful Tips

  • Do not waste water waiting for it to get hot. Capture it for other uses such as plant watering or heat it on the stove or in a microwave.
  • Instead of letting the water run when hand washing dishes, use a dishpan or fill the sink with water. Also use less soap for less rinsing.
  • Never pour water down the drain when there may be another use for it. Use it to water your indoor plants or garden.
  • Running the dishwasher and washing machine with full loads can save 1,000 gallons of water a month.
  • Store drinking water in the refrigerator. Don’t let the tap run while you are waiting for water to cool.
  • Thaw frozen food in the refrigerator or microwave, not under running water.
  • Use a bowl of water to clean and prepare vegetables, rather than letting the faucet run.
  • Use you garbage disposal less often and compost instead.