How to Reduce Water Usage in Your Restaurant
Water waste is an issue for the environment and your wallet. It may seem like a small drip or some excess running water doesn't matter, but these instances add up to be much worse. Keep reading to learn how to reduce water usage in your restaurant.
1. Fix Leaky Faucets
A few drips every minute wastes gallons each day. It's much cheaper to fix your current faucet or get a new one than it is to waste that much water.
2. Switch to Low-Flow
Switching from a regular to a low-flow spray nozzle will provide the same rinsing power while using less water. Your dishes will stay clean without wasting water.
3. Fill Your Dishwasher
Every dishwasher load uses the same amount of water regardless of how many dishes are in it. Fill your dishwasher as full as you can every time you run it. This will prevent wasted water from your dishwasher.
4. Scrape Your Dishes
Rather than using your garbage disposal for all your food waste, scrape off your dishes into the trash before rinsing them. Garbage disposals use a lot of water. You can reduce that water usage by reducing garbage disposal use.
5. Educate Your Employees
Even if you're passionate about reducing water, if your employees don't know about it, there won't be a change. The biggest way to reduce water usage is to educate your employees. To really reduce water usage, your whole team needs to be on board.
If you take the time to reduce your water usage, you'll save money and the environment.