Saving water in the kitchen

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A lot of water can be saved in the kitchen. (Photo Credits)

Being mindful of water use in the kitchen can help a lot in terms of lowering water bills at home. Apart from cutting down costs, conserving water helps the environment as water is a valuable resource.

Apart from bathrooms, the kitchen is yet another part of a home that utilizes a huge chunk of the whole household’s water usage,. It will always be wise to be more conservative in using it, whether through outright use in the faucet, or through kitchen equipment like dishwashers. Plumbing Association of San Diego           

Save Water America came up with tips on how to lower water usage in the kitchen.

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“When washing dishes by hand, use as little water as possible. Use only the required amount of dish soap and put the dishes in a rack to rinse them all together and reduce rinse water. Be sure to use short bursts instead of letting the water run when rinsing. When you do use the dishwasher, use appropriate water and energy efficient settings.”

Read more here.

More conservation tips

The website Earth Easy also came up with more tips on efficient water usage in the kitchen. A/C And HVAC                       

“Running tap water to cool it off for drinking water is wasteful. Store drinking water in the fridge in a safe drinking bottle. If you are filling water bottles to bring along on outdoor hikes, consider buying a LifeStraw personal water filter which enables users to drink water safely from rivers or lakes or any available body of water.”

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Home Advisor also published its own comprehensive list of tips for water conservation in the kitchen.

“Install a water aerator on your kitchen faucet. An aerator allows the water pressure to remain the same but can help to reduce water use by as much as one full gallon every minute.”

The rest of their tips can be found here.

Being mindful of water usage does not only cut costs, it also helps save the environment.

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