City Of Greeley

Saving Water in the Kitchen

  • Only run full loads in the dishwasher.

  • If you wash your dishes by hand, don't leave the water running for rinsing. If you have two sinks, fill one with soapy water and one with rinse water. If you only have one sink, gather the washed dishes in a dish rack and rinse them with a spray device or a pan full of hot water.

  • Presoak utensils and dishes in a sink filled with water or in a basin of water, rather than in running water.

  • Install an aerator or flow restrictor in the faucet.

  • Use your garbage disposal sparingly. Better, yet--- compost garbage.

  • Thaw frozen food in your refrigerator or microwave, not under running water.

  • Rinse vegetables in a sink or basin. Don't let the water run.

  • Keep a container of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of waiting for the water to get cold before you fill your glass.