We <strong>use about 270 litres of water</strong> per person daily in our homes. 18http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/270 LitresWe <strong>use about 270 litres of water</strong> per person daily in our homes. <div class="ExternalClass380BA29D59114D9097DF9FA7839A7005"><p>​About a quarter of our indoor water use is from flushing the toilet. How else do you use water indoors?</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/water.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/water.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/water.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/WaterUseToilet.png, toilet use17.0000000000000
Dishwashers use less water19http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/DishwasherDishwashers use less water<div class="ExternalClass49C3A2D226BC46D08793C9F7669ADEB3"><p>​If you have a choice, do use the dishwasher. They usually use less water than hand washing.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/DishwasherUse.jpg, Dishwasher Use less http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/DishwasherUse.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/DishwasherUseShare.jpg, Dishwasher Use less Share2.00000000000000
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>84% of homes have an automatic dishwasher. The average cycle uses 23 litres of water, down from older models at 38 litres. A half-full dishwasher uses the same amount of water as a full one.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/dishwasher.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/dishwasher.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/dishwasher.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/DishwasherShare.jpg, /welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/DishwasherShare.jpg9.00000000000000
<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>When washing dishes in the sink, don't let the water run down the drain. Fill one basin with water for washing and another for rinsing.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/dishwashing.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/dishwashing.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/dishwashing.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/DishwashingShare.jpg, /welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/DishwashingShare.jpg18.0000000000000
Each day, Metro Vancouver <strong>residents use enough water</strong> to fill BC Place.14http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/BC PlaceEach day, Metro Vancouver <strong>residents use enough water</strong> to fill BC Place.<div class="ExternalClass3631C81A1B8B4654AC87803294EBE744"><p>The average amount of water we use daily in Metro Vancouver is 1 billion litres – enough to fill BC Place.</p> </div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/water.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/water.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/water.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/BCPlaceShare.png, /welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/BCPlaceShare.png13.0000000000000
How much water <strong>do you use</strong>? 11http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/Water CalculatorHow much water <strong>do you use</strong>? <div class="ExternalClass423CC18ECA7D4208B8495D58DC366466"><p> Find out how you use water in your home and learn simple tips that conserve water and energy with the Alliance for Water Efficiency's <a href="http://www.home-water-works.org/calculator" target="_blank">Water Calculator</a></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/runningwater.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/runningwater.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/runningwater.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/runningwater.jpg, /welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/runningwater.jpg14.0000000000000
Don’t bother pre-rinsing dishes22http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/Dont PrerinseDon’t bother pre-rinsing dishes<div class="ExternalClass1173FBF5A2A748A294011D0E2FA3EE7C"><p>​Pre-rinsing dishes isn’t necessary with today’s dishwashers, and uses a lot of water. Just tip remaining food into the compost.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/PreRinseDishes.jpg, Don't PreRinse http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/PreRinseDishes.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/PreRinseDishesShare.jpg, Don't PreRinse Share2.00000000000000
Use a favourite glass all day23http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/Favorite GlassUse a favourite glass all day<div class="ExternalClassE094EF96CC164E278D6B747EA10681C6"><p>Pick one glass to drink from all day, or use a water bottle. This will cut down the number of glasses to wash.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/FavoriteGlass.jpg, Favorite Glass http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/FavoriteGlass.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/FavoriteGlassShare.jpg, Favorite Glass2.00000000000000
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 food grinders require clean water to flush food scraps down the drain. Instead, compost your food scraps to be used in landscaping.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/compost.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/compost.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/compost.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/CompostShare.jpg, /welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/CompostShare.jpg14.0000000000000
Most people <strong>think they use less</strong> water than most other people5http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/Most PeopleMost people <strong>think they use less</strong> water than most other people<div class="ExternalClass355B3FD3B6B94F69B9E8C27C42128D28"><p> How can this be? Who is using the water? It’s all of us. We can all use a little less. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/water.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/water.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/outdoor-tips/TipImages/water.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/UseLessWaterShare.png, /welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/UseLessWaterShare.png14.0000000000000
<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>Instead of running the tap until the water cools, keep a pitcher of cold drinking water on standby in the fridge.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/pitcher.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/pitcher.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/pitcher.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/PitcherShare.jpg, /welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/PitcherShare.jpg15.0000000000000
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>Defrost food overnight in the fridge instead of thawing it under running water that ends up down the drain.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/frozenfood.jpg, http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/frozenfood.jpg http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/frozenfood.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/FrozenFoodShare.jpg, /welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/FrozenFoodShare.jpg12.0000000000000
<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>​Water used in the kitchen for rinsing and cooking can be used again to water house plants. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/RinseFruit.jpg, Rinsing Fruit http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/RinseFruit.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/RinseFruitShare.jpg, Rinsing Fruit Share6.00000000000000
Hand wash large pots and bowls20http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/Handwash PotsHand wash large pots and bowls<div class="ExternalClassDDDD933C5A6D465094D2F918BD25515C"><p>​Hand wash large pots and bowls to free up space for a full load in the dishwasher.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/HandWashPot.jpg, Handwash Pots http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/HandWashPot.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/HandWashPotsShare.jpg, Handwash Pots Share
Check your dishwasher settings21http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/Dishwasher SettingCheck your dishwasher settings<div class="ExternalClassDE3A2E894291459FBFF86D8C22AE3C04"><p>​Water-saving settings such as 'eco' or 'quick wash' work just fine for most loads. Settings like ‘heavy wash’ use more water. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/DishwasherSetting.jpg, Check Diswasher Settings http://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/DishwasherSetting.jpghttp://www.metrovancouver.org/welovewater/water-saving-tips/indoor-tips/PublishingImages/DishwasherSettingShare.jpg, Check Diswasher Settings Share