Using the Dishwasher

If you hand wash your dishes, please be aware that you are wasting a lot of water doing it compared to using a dishwasher.  Hand washing can use as much of 27 gallons of water per load.  Using a dishwasher made after 2013, that is Energy Star certified can use about 3 gallons per load.  If you don’t have a dishwasher, make sure you turn off the water when you’re not actively using it.