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The United States has been in the midst of a severe drought for most of 2012. Everyone wants to do their part and help limit the impact of drought on our water resources. One way eco-friendly consumers can help save water is by taking steps to make their dishwasher more efficient and “water-wise.”
Energysaver.gov provides some easy-to-follow water saving dishwasher eco-tips:
A Long Range Solution?
When shopping for a new dishwasher, look for the ENERGY STAR label to find one that uses less water and energy than required by federal standards. They are required to use 5.8 gallons of water per cycle or less — older dishwashers purchased before 1994 use more than 10 gallons of water per cycle.
Along with helping combat the drought in your community, these simple water saving dishwasher tips will also reduce your energy usage. The added bonus? The combined water and energy savings will reduce your monthly electric and water bills. Not bad for doing your part to save water during a drought.
by Pat Byington, Editor of The Green Register