Establish efficient labware washing practices. If autoclaves are used, run the autoclave at full capacity and put it into standby mode when it is not in use.
Washing labware is one of the primary uses of water in a laboratory. Click here to learn more about how to wash labware efficiently.
As you might expect if you’ve used one before, autoclaves use a considerable amount of water – some as much as 2500 gallons/day. Turning an autoclave off, or putting it into standby mode – can save up to 70% of the water typically used in a day. For more information, please click here.