Thawing food under the tap wastes water. Take food out of the freezer early to allow plenty of time to thaw in the fridge.
Keep a bottle of drinking water in the fridge instead of running the tap for cold water.
Clean fruits and vegetables in a partially filled sink.
Steaming vegetables uses less water while keeping more nutrients in the food.
Run the dishwasher only when it is full, and use the energy saver or shortest cycle.
Don't let the tap run continuously when washing dishes by hand. Use the second side of the sink for rinse water.
Turn taps off tightly, but gently so they don't drip.
Never put garbage of any kind down the drain.
cooking fat and greases
paints and solvents
pesticides and other chemicals
toxic household cleaners
Instead, use durable containers to store these hazardous products and then dispose of them at the bi-annual Household Hazardous Waste Roundup held at the Public Works Yard (4402 - 51 Avenue), every third weekend in June, and every second weekend in October.