Kitchen Plumbing Ideas

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Discover lots of helpful hints and tips on plumbing in the kitchen.

We are grateful to our friends at Waterwise for the information on water conservation and efficiency in the kitchen.

water efficiency and plumbing in the kitchen

Saving Water in the Kitchen

Use a full load in your dishwasher - a modern dishwasher can use as little as 15 litres of water per cycle; this is less than washing by hand.

Use a full load in your washing machine - you will save money on your water and energy bills.

Fill a jug with tap water and leave it in the fridge - this way you don't have to run the cold tap for ages just to get a cold drink; see also the filtered water facility in some American Style Fridge Freezers.

Wash your fruit and vegetables in a bowl - rather than running a tap; as an added bonus, you can use the leftover water to feed your houseplants.

Plumbing Systems

For clarification of what plumbing system you installed in your home, this Water Guidelines section will help. Knowing what water system you have will help you purchase the correct plumbing products such as showers and mixer taps. As you will see, it makes a difference.

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