Plumbing Water-Saving Tips for The Kitchen

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.
June 7, 2018