Indoor Water Tips

The average home in BC has a handful of appliances that use water on a daily basis. By adopting a few simple changes with how you use your appliances can make a significant reduction in the amount of water you use, often without making any real compromise to your routine.

 

 

 

 

Run <strong>full loads</strong> in the dishwasher6http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/Fill the DishwasherRun <strong>full loads</strong> in the dishwasher<div class="ExternalClassFF33A6B1720B46A4892404034E1D0926"><p> <strong>Running full loads in the dishwasher </strong>uses less water than handwashing. The average cycle uses 23 litres of water no matter how many dishes are inside, so wait until you have a full load to run.<br></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/dishwasher.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/dishwasher.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/dishwasher.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/DishwasherShare.jpg, /welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/DishwasherShare.jpg14.0000000000000
<strong>Save the water</strong> you use while rinsing fruit and vegetables15http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/Rinsing Fruit Water<strong>Save the water</strong> you use while rinsing fruit and vegetables<div class="ExternalClass433AFFA8EF7F42ED84AE1890CC3DCD64"><p> Save the water from<strong> rinsing fruit and vegetables</strong> and use to water house or garden plants. <br></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/RinseFruit.jpg, Rinsing Fruit http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/RinseFruit.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/RinseFruitShare.jpg, Rinsing Fruit Share11.0000000000000
<strong>Don't let the water run</strong> when washing dishes4http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/Handwash Dishes<strong>Don't let the water run</strong> when washing dishes<div class="ExternalClass6F01419B6C3642D5BC96AC781FB61FB6"><p><strong>Don’t let the water run</strong> when washing dishes in the sink. Fill one side with water for washing and another for rinsing.<br></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/dishwashing.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/dishwashing.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/dishwashing.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/DishwashingShare.jpg, /welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/DishwashingShare.jpg22.0000000000000
Use a favourite glass all day23http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/Favorite GlassUse a favourite glass all day<div class="ExternalClassA8729566ADB94E78A7D822C6FDFC8EB0"><p>Using fewer dishes throughout the day means fewer dishes to wash. Re-use water glasses and double-up on dishes used for preparing meals.<br></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/FavoriteGlass.jpg, Favorite Glass http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/FavoriteGlass.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/FavoriteGlassShare.jpg, Favorite Glass5.00000000000000
Check your dishwasher settings21http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/Dishwasher SettingCheck your dishwasher settings<div class="ExternalClass3692B6B733FB42929CBC9D968966ED71"><p> Dishwasher settings such as 'eco' or 'quick wash' work just fine for most loads and use less water. Settings like 'heavy wash' use more water.<br></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/DishwasherSetting.jpg, Check Diswasher Settings http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/DishwasherSetting.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/DishwasherSettingShare.jpg, Check Diswasher Settings Share5.00000000000000
Hand wash large pots and bowls20http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/Handwash PotsHand wash large pots and bowls<div class="ExternalClass7B2AB6C8A14743BF8F1D3128A4F94D87"><p> <strong>Hand wash </strong>large pots and bowls to free up space for a full load in the dishwasher.<br></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/HandWashPot.jpg, Handwash Pots http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/HandWashPot.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/HandWashPotsShare.jpg, Handwash Pots Share4.00000000000000
Dishwashers use less water19http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/DishwasherDishwashers use less water<div class="ExternalClass49C3A2D226BC46D08793C9F7669ADEB3"><p><strong>Pre-rinsing dishes isn't necessary</strong> with today's dishwashers, and uses a lot of water. Just wipe remaining food into the compost.<br></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/DishwasherUse.jpg, Dishwasher Use less http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/DishwasherUse.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/DishwasherUseShare.jpg, Dishwasher Use less Share12.0000000000000
Defrost food overnight <strong>in the fridge</strong>.8http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/Defrost FoodDefrost food overnight <strong>in the fridge</strong>.<div class="ExternalClass28F3C62DBA50444C928EEB792FC03E89"><p> <strong>Defrost food overnight </strong>in the fridge instead of thawing it under running water that ends up down the drain.<br></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/frozenfood.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/frozenfood.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/frozenfood.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/FrozenFoodShare.jpg, /welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/FrozenFoodShare.jpg15.0000000000000
Throw <strong>food scraps in the compost</strong>, not down the sink’s food grinder.9http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/CompostThrow <strong>food scraps in the compost</strong>, not down the sink’s food grinder.<div class="ExternalClassC5F995AD7DBB4C9299B44F8844ECF89A"><p>Kitchen sink <strong>food grinders require clean water</strong> to flush food scraps down the drain. Instead, compost your food scraps to be used in landscaping.<br></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/compost.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/compost.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/compost.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/CompostShare.jpg, /welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/CompostShare.jpg17.0000000000000
<strong>Keep a pitcher</strong> of drinking water in the fridge.12http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/Water Pitcher<strong>Keep a pitcher</strong> of drinking water in the fridge.<div class="ExternalClassB06D75FEF9F94353A0BD01FC47AEFCBC"><p>Keep a pitcher of<strong> drinking water in the fridge</strong> instead of running the tap until the water cools.<br></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/pitcher.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/pitcher.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/pitcher.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/PitcherShare.jpg, /welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/PitcherShare.jpg18.0000000000000