• When washing dishes by hand, wash in a filled basin, not with running water. This can save 25 gallons per load.
  • When using a dishwasher, wait until you have a full load, short cycle uses only seven gallons. This can save 10-12 gallons per each cycle not run.
  • Keep a pitcher of cold water in the refrigerator instead of running it at the tap until it cools. This can save about two gallons per drink.
  • Thaw frozen foods in the refrigerator, not under running water. This can save five gallons or more per meal.
  • When preparing foods, use a vegetable brush and spray water in short bursts.