Water Saving Guide – Kitchen

Method Approximate Water Savings
When handwashing, wash from a filled basin, not with running water 25 gallons per load
Run dishwasher only when full, once per day or less 10-12 gallons for each cycle not run
Run dishwasher on short cycle 3-4 gallons per cycle
Install a low flow faucet 2.5 gallons per minute
Use a bowl of water and brush to clean foods, fruits, and vegetables, instead of running water over them 2-10 gallons
Thaw frozen foods in the refrigerator 5 gallons or more per meal
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