Did you know that the kitchen is responsible for nearly 10% of your total household water use?
Well, it is,and with the increasing need to save water in most households today, you can’t help but try to find ways to reduce your water use in the kitchen.
The thing with kitchens is that it doesn’t matter whether you’re just preparing food, washing utensils or drinking a glass of water, they’re generally unavoidable. It is no wonder that a significant amount of indoor water use occurs in most kitchens.
Note that while saving water helps to conserve a precious resource, it also helps you to save money. In this regard, I believe that every household can benefit from these tips for saving water in the kitchen.
- Repair leaking kitchen faucets immediately
You don’t have to wait for the plumber to have leaky kitchen faucets repaired. In most cases, all the repair needs is a replacement washer and a wrench,and you’re good to go.
Ignoring those small leaks can dent your pocket in exorbitant water bills. So take charge and repair any noticeable leaks as you soon as you can.
- Consider installing low flow faucet aerators
Low flow kitchen faucets aerators can be of great help in saving your kitchen water use significantly.
The best part about them is that they are pretty inexpensive and are very easy to install.
- Use your dishwasher machines sparingly
You may not want to read this, but here we go; automatic dishwashers are the number one culprits in wasting water in the kitchen.
So, in as much as you enjoy their efficiency in cleaning dishes, I would advise that you use them sparingly. For instance, you can only use it when you’ve had guests,andthere are lots of dishes that you need to wash.
Otherwise, you can wash the dishes manually.
- If you have to use the dishwasher, wash only full loads
If you’re genuinely interested in conserving water in your household, consider washing only full loads in the dishwasher.
And if possible, soak the dishes manually, before placing them in the dishwasher, do not pre-rinse them. Doing this will enable you to use the shorter cleaning cycles that use less water and energy.
- Install water heater near your sink
Well, this is an excellentidea for saving water use in the kitchen.
The running of water and waiting for it to heat up is among the primary causes of water wastage in the kitchen. Installing a water tankless water heater near the sink thus is one way to mitigate this loss.
- Avoid defrosting food with running water
I know it is easier and faster to defrost frozen food with hot or warm running water. But well, this is expensive as it wastes lots of water.
Why don’t you try defrosting the food in the freezer compartment of your refrigerator and see how that goes?
- Rinse your fruits and vegetables in a container
Get a designated bowl for rinsing fruits and vegetables. Running water from the tap when rinsing fruits and vegetables can negatively affect your water bills.
Take these tips to heart and try out others that you feel I’ve left out to help conserve this precious resources as well keep money in your wallet.