Sustainability Tip: Conserving Water in the Kitchen
Leawood, KS
01/08/2018 03:20 PM

1.  If you are replacing a faucet, install a low-flow and be sure to always fix any drips in your faucets.

2.  Compost raw vegetable and fruit waste instead of tossing it down the garbage disposal.

3.  Instead of using the faucet to wash produce, use a large bowl of water.

4.  Use leftover water from cooked or steamed foods. Put it in soup or stew or just drink it for a nutritional boost.

5.  Wait until the dishwasher is full before running it. The modern dishwashers don't require pre-rinsing.

6.  When washing dishes by hand, it isn't necessary to run the water the whole time.  If you have only one sink, get a rinse tub to store under the sink.  Reducing the amount of dishwashing liquid will reduce the amount of rinsing required. 

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

8.  Have family members choose one glass per day for their drinking water instead of ending up with lots of glasses to wash. 

Kathleen Corbin
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