Peak water is a very real thing, and while there are many ways to be more conscious about saving water outside of the kitchen (for example, by taking eco-friendly showers), cooking is a big part of that. Don’t leave the tap running when you wash dishes, for example. Stack your “washed” dishes and then only run the water to rinse them all in one batch. Don’t fill pots with excess water to boil. Use only what you really need. Don’t run the dishwasher until it is full – and if that means that you need a larger collection of dishes to get you through a week or so, then that’s fine! (Hint: You can often get amazing dishes at thrift or second hand stores). As silly as it sounds, how many times have you had a tray of ice cubes go bad? It happens! Learn to use only what water you need to cook and do dishes. It may not be long before that’s a necessity anyway!

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