Run a Full Dishwasher

 
Run a Full Dishwasher  

Dishwashers generally use the same amount of water regardless of how many dishes are loaded. By waiting for a full load before running the dishwasher you will:

  • Run fewer total loads 
  • Use less water 
  • Use less energy 
  • Save money

Next Steps:

  • Use your dishwasher. Washing dishes by hand uses significantly more water than running a full load of dishes in the dishwasher. 
  • Fill the dishwasher completely. Make sure that both the top and bottom racks of the dishwasher are full before you start the load. Save even more water by scraping excess food off of plates, rather than rinsing them.