Do Dishwashers Save Water?

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It might seem hard to believe, but running your automatic dishwasher has great potential to increase your water savings. As your partner in the dishwashing process, Cascade takes dishwasher water usage into significant consideration when formulating our products.

Water is an essential part of both the production and use of many Procter & Gamble products, so we’re committed to using water responsibly. Our R&D, engineering, and manufacturing teams have developed innovative ways to reduce and recycle water in our plants. Saving water and water conservation aren’t just buzzwords, they’re guiding principles in our larger commitment to sustainability.

Saving Water with Cascade

Cascade is continually looking for ways to enhance your dishwashing experience and for ways to ensure that it’s environmentally friendly. We are constantly reformulating our dishwasher pacs to ensure a clean that’s effortlessly powerful. We also know that when your dish cleaning process is efficient, it not only saves energy, but can also save you money.

How Can a Dishwasher Save Water with Cascade?

Cascade Platinum Plus ActionPacs clean 24-hour stuck-on food so well, they enable consumers to skip the pre-wash. This can save up to 15 gallons of water per dishwasher load. And, when multiplied by all dishwasher users that pre-wash, this can save up to 150 billion gallons of water each year! Try Free & Clear ActionPacs for the cleaning power of Cascade that's free of chlorine bleach, free of phosphates, and free of dyes*.

You can continue these practices by learning about the most water-efficient methods to wash dishes. When you wash a load of dishes in your dishwasher, always make sure the racks are filled. You’ll get the best performance from the detergent and cleaning agents, and equally important, it’s more energy efficient to run one fully loaded dishwasher than to run it twice when only half full. With these tips, you can save water with your dishwasher.

Our Commitment

Saving and conserving water requires using water responsibly. To support these efforts, Cascade has joined the Bonneville Environmental Foundation's Change the Course Initiative, which works with public corporations and conservation organizations to raise awareness, reduce water footprints, and restore vital water where it's needed.

*Dye Free Gel and Dye Free Liquid Top ActionPacs™

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