Doing dishes on a water budget

Tonight, I do dishes. Here's my system, explained. Quick point of clarification: In doing this challenge, I'm not saying everyone should be this extreme; I'm simply trying to show how little water we really need to go about our daily activities, vs. the average Canadian's consumption of 329 L of water a day. The idea is to get people thinking about water as a service instead of a good. What services does water provide us? Do we need really need water for these things? If so, what quality of water? And do we really need as much as we've been using? This is a challenge for me, but in so doing, I'm hoping to get you to think about how much water you use every day, and where you could cut back. Again, full blog post at