Monday, April 11, 2011

Water Conservation Part 3

In honor of Earth Week for Less Means More, I am dedicating the next few blogs on water conservation.  Thank you CRA for the information.

Saving Water in the Kitchen

1. If you wash dishes by hand - and that's the best way - don't leave the water running for rinsing. If you have two sinks, fill one with rinse water. If you only have one sink, use a spray device or short blasts instead of letting the water run. Saves 200 to 500 gallons a month.

3. Keep a bottle of drinking water in the refrigerator. This beats the wasteful habit of running tap water to cool it for drinking.

6. Use the garbage disposal less and the garbage more (even better - compost!). Saves 50 to 150 gallons a month.
5. Don't let the faucet run while you clean vegetables. Rinse them in a filled sink or pan. Saves 150 to 250 gallons a month.
4. Don't defrost frozen foods with running water. Either plan ahead by placing frozen items in the refrigerator overnight or defrost them in the microwave.
Saves 50 to 150 gallons a month.
2. When washing dishes by hand, use the least amount of detergent possible. This minimizes rinse water needed. Saves 50 to 150 gallons a month.
Saves 200 to 300 gallons a month.

Home Electronics Disposal

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