Thank you, David Johnston, for your tips on water saving ("New Rules on Water: Saving Your 10%," April 28). Here are a few more to add to the list.
1--Keep a watering can or pail on the drain board to put under the faucet while you wait for the water to run either hot or cold. You'll be surprised how many gallons you save. Use the water for indoor plants. Also add leftovers from the coffee and tea pots. Plants love a little nip from time to time.
2--It is not necessary to wash the dishes before putting them into the dishwasher. Just scrape off the loose garbage and let the machine do the rest.
3--Compost all kitchen garbage rather than washing it down the disposal. With a combination of garbage, leaves and garden trimmings, a compost box has no unpleasant odor and it provides fertile new soil for the garden. Even apartment dwellers can usually find a small corner for composting.