Consumers often think that investing in new home appliances is one way to save energy, water, and money. Newer appliances will run more efficiently simply by being new. Consumers need to be educated on the ways they are wasting water around the home – without realizing it – and how their existing home appliances can help in the process.
Reducing the rinse is one way to do so. People tend to think that hand-washing and pre-washing are ways to go when it comes to water conservation, but that is quite the opposite. Hand washing alone uses 84% more water than running a load in the dishwasher.