Good water conservation habits aren’t just for the dry summer months, but all year round. Here are some water conservation tips you might find useful.
- When peeling vegetables or washing dishes, don’t leave the water running. Put the plug in the sink and then run the water.
- Make sure your dishwasher is full before you run it, as dishwashers use a considerable amount of water. Also, don’t rinse your dishes first—just scrape them and let the dishwasher do the cleaning.
- Check that all taps in your house are turned off properly.
- Have a water jug or bottle in your fridge instead of running the tap cold to get a cool drink of water.
- Don’t use running water to defrost your food. Allow it to defrost overnight in the refrigerator or use your microwave to defrost food straight from the freezer.
- When cooking, use a pressure cooker, microwave or steamer to save water. Simmer rather than boil your food and use tight lids to prevent evaporation.
- Washing dishes by hand? Don’t overdo it with dishwashing detergent to reduce the amount of rinse water required.
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