use the dishwasher when you have a full load. Use the cycles
with the least number of washes and rinses.
running water continuously when washing dishes in the sink.
Use both sides of the sink when washing dishes by hand: one
to wash, one to rinse.
your dishes only once a day.
vegetables in a pan of water, not under a running faucet.
For added benefits, water your household plants with the water
from the pan.
a bottle of drinking water in the refrigerator to avoid running
the tap to get a glass of cool water.
the Kitchen and Laundry…
clothes only when you have a full load. Pre-rinse clothes
only when absolutely necessary. Set the water control level
appropriately, Permanent press cycles may use an extra 10-20
gallons of water.
a “suds-saver” washing machine when you replace your present
your food waste to the compost or trash instead of putting
it down the garbage disposal. Disposals not only use a great
deal of water, they also can add grease and solids to your
already hard-working sewage and septic systems. Grease and
solids are particularly hard on septic systems where they
can plug soil pores in the drainfield causing system failure
which may lead to water pollution.