1. #17

    When shopping for a new dishwasher, use the Consortium for Energy Efficiency website to compare water use between…

  2. #16

    Collect the water you use while rinsing fruit and vegetables. Use it to water house plants.

  3. #15

    If you accidentally drop ice cubes, don’t throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant…

  4. #14

    Select the proper pan size for cooking. Large pans may require more cooking water than necessary.

  5. #13

    Cook food in as little water as possible. This also helps it retain more nutrients.

  6. #12

    Reuse leftover water from cooked or steamed foods to start a nutritious soup, it’s one more way to…

  7. #11

    Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap. This way, every drop…

  8. #10

    Install an instant water heater near your kitchen sink so you don’t have to run the water while…

  9. #9

    Don’t use running water to thaw food. For water efficiency and food safety, defrost food in the refrigerator.

  10. #8

    Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.

  11. #7

    Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Instead, compost vegetable food waste and save gallons every time.

  12. #6

    Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.