ou may not realize it, but all that dirty work you do in the kitchen contributes to the 400 gallons of water wasted, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA also found that the average household's leaks account for more than 10,000 gallons of wasted water, so be sure to double check all your kitchen appliances for any signs of pooling. If so, you're most likely dealing with a cracked pipe or faulty machinery. Contact your local Roto-Rooter professional right away so someone can come check it out for you.
In the meantime, here are three ways to conserve water in the kitchen:
1. Stop rinsing your dishes
If you're someone who typically washes the dishes off before putting them in the dishwasher, consider skipping this unnecessary step from here on out. Doing so could save up to 10 gallons of water per every cycle.
2. Place a full pitcher of water in the fridge
By constantly keeping a full pitcher of water in your fridge, you'll save both time and water when getting a drink: time in the sense that you won't have to wait for freezing water to flow out, and water in the sense that you aren't just running a constant stream until it reaches your desired temperature.Start stocking up on those pitchers and keep one (or multiple ones) in your refrigerator at all times!
3. Wash your dishes in the sink
If you don't have the luxury of a dishwasher, you probably wash your dishes under an open tap. This is a huge waste, considering the fact that this method can use up to 20 gallons of water at a time. Instead, fill the sink up with water (a large bucket or bowl works too) and close your taps. Just refill it when the water starts getting dirty. By simply closing the taps every time you do the dishes, you could save up to 10 gallons of water.
For more information on sealing those cracked pipes or putting an end to your leaky kitchen appliances, contact your local Roto-Rooter professional today.