Looking for ways to reduce water use in your restaurant? Here are eleven great tips to reduce water consumption, lower your water bills and eventually save you money!
Replace your old out of date appliances with ENERGY STAR rated equipment. Don’t let leaks go unattended – have them repaired immediately! Educate your kitchen staff on the importance of turning off a faucet when not in use – don’t just let it flow down the drain! Thaw food in the fridge, not under the faucet. When it comes to washing dishes remember these three things: presoak in hot water to make the wash cycle perfect the first time, wash only fully loaded racks – not partially full ones, use a high-temp dishwasher for maximum efficiency. Train your staff and your customers to be more water conscious. This can mean signage and telling your guests you only serve water upon request. Consider a couple of upgrades or installations on your sinks – foot pedals and/or motion detectors. This will cut water waste immediately and it will be more convenient for employees and customers.
Using these simple ideas you can save on water consumption and eventually on your water bill.