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Use a toilet tab (included in EcoKit) to check to see if your toilet is wasting water.
Set a timer on your showers.
Conduct regular leak hunts in all of your home faucets, and replace leaky appliances.
Insulate water pipes so your bathroom receives hot water faster
In general, composting saves much more water than garbage disposal use.
Defrost food in microwave or fridge instead of under running water.
Rinse and scrub produce in bowl instead of under running sink, use leftovers to water plants if possible (KCET).
Hand-wash dishes that aren’t too dirty.
Reuse water when possible (e.g. using same water to steam vegetables then make pasta or rice.)(KCET).
Chill drinking water in pitcher or bottle in fridge beforehand rather than letting water run until it gets cold (KCET)
When boiling water for coffee, tea, or pasta, only pour what you will need.
If you have a laundry machine, don’t waste too much water hand washing dishes beforehand (NRDC).
Let professionals or car washes wash your car (NRDC).
Reuse kitchen water to water plants
Use a composting system instead of your sinks built-in garbage disposal