With water restrictions in place in many areas of South Africa, it is important to prevent the water wastage wherever possible. In this blog we take a look at ways you can save water in the kitchen.
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- Fix leaky faucets.
- Install a water efficient faucet.
- Put a new low-flow aerator on your existing faucet.
- Only wash full loads in the dishwasher.
- Scrape plates instead of just rinsing before you load them in the dishwasher.
- Keep a container of drinking water in the fridge instead of running the faucet until it’s cold enough for drinking.
- Catch any leaks right away before they cause any damage and waste water.
- Reuse your kitchen water – you can for example use old water for your houseplants.
- Thaw frozen foods in the refrigerator overnight instead of using water to defrost them.
- Use the correct size pot for cooking. Larger pots will use more water.
- Use as little water as possible when cooking, this will preserve the water-soluble vitamins from fruits and vegetables as well as reducing the amount of water wasted when straining.
- Make sure you have a plug in the sink that fits snugly to avoid any seepage.
- Use short bursts of water rather than allowing the water to run freely when rinsing items.
- Choose a water efficient dishwasher model and check the manual to find out which cycle uses the least amount of water.