|<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>||https://metrovancouver.org/welovewater/PublishingImages/favorite-glass.jpg, Favorite Glass|
|<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>||https://metrovancouver.org/welovewater/PublishingImages/dishwasher-setting.jpg, Check Diswasher Settings|
|<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>||https://metrovancouver.org/welovewater/PublishingImages/handwash-pot.jpg, Handwash Pots |
|<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>||https://metrovancouver.org/welovewater/PublishingImages/dishwasher-use.jpg, Dishwasher Use less|
<strong>Defrost food overnight </strong>in the fridge instead of thawing it under running water that ends up down the drain.
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<strong>food grinders require clean water</strong> to flush food scraps down the drain. Instead, compost your food scraps to be used in landscaping.
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Keep a pitcher of<strong> drinking water in the fridge</strong> instead of running the tap until the water cools.
<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></div>||https://metrovancouver.org/welovewater/PublishingImages/dishwasher.jpg, Full Dishwasher|
Save the water from<strong> rinsing fruit and vegetables</strong> and use to water house or garden plants.</div>||https://metrovancouver.org/welovewater/PublishingImages/rinse-fruit.jpg, Rinsing Fruit|
<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.
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