Conserve water in the kitchen

Tips for using less water to wash dishes

We’ve talked about conserving outside water use—here’s how to cut back in the kitchen: Fill the dishwasher before using and choose the fastest setting. If don’t have a dishwasher (good for you!) and have to wash by hand, soak the dishes first to soften food residue, then scrub with a brush or sponge and use running water only for a final rinse. Use small amounts of dish soap because it takes more water to rinse it off. Put a sprayer on the faucet as it will distribute less water to a larger area.