water even if the rains are still here. Here are some tips for the kitchen and
the laundry room:
a basin of water when washing vegetables. Soak them first to remove dirt and
chemical residue before rinsing.
soak pots and dirty dishes in a basin of water prior to washing. Doing so
would soften the food particles that readily dry up and which would require
repeated washings to remove.
not to thaw frozen food under running water. Doing so is wasteful.
greasy dishes and pots in a basin of lukewarm water with some dishwashing
liquid thrown in. Doing so would readily remove grease and save water from
what would ordinarily be removed by repeated washings.
laundry done by washing machine: Only wash with a full load of laundry. Only
use the indicated water needed by the machine --- this goes with the
detergent as well. Try to avoid double washing --- if there is a pre-soak
functions, use it.
hand washing: Soak clothes first to soften and sometimes, remove dirt, this
would make repeated washing unnecessary. Turn-off the tap when washing, it
is a wasteful practice.