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Water Conservation in the Kitchen
Water Conservation Tips in the Kitchen
  • Chill out! Store drinking water in the refrigerator. Don't let the tap run while you are waiting for cool water to flow.
  • Consider installing an instant water heater on your kitchen sink so you don't have to let the water run while it heats up. This will reduce water-heating costs for your household.
  • Don't use running water to thaw meat or other frozen foods. Defrost food overnight in the refrigerator or use the defrost setting on your microwave.
  • Load 'em up! Operate automatic dishwashers and clothes washers only when they are fully loaded. Set the water level for the size of load you are using.
  • Start a compost pile as an alternate method of disposing of food waste, instead of using a garbage disposal. Kitchen sink disposals require lots of water to operate properly. Garbage disposals also can add 50% to the volume of solids in a septic tank, which can lead to malfunctions and maintenance problems.
  • When washing dishes by hand, fill one sink or basin with soapy water. Quickly rinse under a slow-moving stream from the faucet. 
For More Information
For more information or to ask questions, email the Utilities Department or call at (727) 847-8145.