About six per cent of household water is used in the kitchen. A running kitchen tap can use around nine litres of water a minute.
- Instead of running water to wash vegetables or rinse dishes, put a plug in the sink or use a bowl.
- Use your dishwasher only when you have a full load and use the economy cycle. Each time you use the dishwasher, you could be using between 18 and 40 litres of water—depending on the age of your dishwasher.
Use the ‘rinse and hold' setting, if your dishwasher has one, instead of rinsing dishes under the tap before placing them in the dishwasher.