Wendy's Weekly Water Tip: Let Your Dishwasher Do Its Job

A dishwasher uses only half the energy and one-sixth of the water that hand washing does, and it uses less soap. Run your dishwasher only when it's full, and don't rinse dishes off before putting them in the dishwasher. Pre-rinsing dishes can waste up to 25 gallons of water per meal! Scrape the big chunks into the trash (disposals require a lot of water), and let your dishwasher do the rest.