It’s no secret that we are guilty of wasting water. Whether we are over watering lawns to keep them a nice shade of green or let the faucet run a little too long when we are brushing our teeth, Americans are using more water than necessary. Cutting down use is a start to conserving, but what else can be done?
There are simple changes we can make that may not be as obvious as a shorter shower, and it all starts with a bowl of pasta. Epicurious points out that a family of four uses 100 gallons of water a year just to boil pasta. One hundred gallons! By offering a slight change in cooking method, a drastic amount of water can be conserved.
While we know that water is often wasted, it is a shocking concept that billions of gallons can be saved from a single pot of pasta.
One pot pastas can help the water crisis not just by cooking, but also in washing. With rising drought conditions, that one pot pasta can make a world of difference. Take a look at how you cook. What simple changes can you make to ensure water will be there when you need it most?