Sunday, November 1, 2009

How To Save Water in The Kitchen

With about 75 percent of the Earth covered in water, it’s easy to assume that we’ll never run out. People living in areas where water is scarce, however, already understand the importance of conserving this precious resource. The good news is that we can all make a difference just by making a few small changes to our daily habits.

Everyday Environmentalism

When it comes to saving water in the kitchen, a few small steps can make a big difference. Consider these tips for reducing your water consumption every day.
  1. Capture running water while waiting for the temperature to change: this excess water can be used to water plants.

  2. When washing dishes by hand, use as little water as possible. Use only the required amount of dish soap and put the dishes in a rack to rinse them all together and reduce rinse water. Be sure to use short bursts instead of letting the water run when rinsing. When you do use the dishwasher, use appropriate water and energy efficient settings.

  3. Keep a container of drinking water in the refrigerator. With cold drinking water on hand, you'll waste less than you would while waiting for the faucet to change temperature for each glass of water.

  4. Do not defrost frozen food with running water. Use the microwave or defrost in the refrigerator.

  5. When cooking, use only the amount of water required; this reduces the amount of water wasted when straining.
  6. In the laundry room, be sure to match the water level with your load size. If your washing machine doesn't allow manual water level adjustment, wait until you have a full load before you run your machine.

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KOHLER Touchless faucets with Tripoint technology have an automatic shut-off, so water runs only when the faucet is in use. They also have highly accurate activation sensors, which conserve water by keeping false activations to a minimum. Kohler Touchless entertainment faucets with 1.5gpm aerators offer a substantial water savings over traditional 2.2 gpm faucets. And because they feature Touchless technology, these faucets save water with precise activation.

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