Save water by not cleaning dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. Scrape any remaining food off the dishes.
Load the dishes directly in the dishwasher without rinsing. Dishwasher companies will tell you that you are actually not supposed to wash the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. With new technology the dishwasher can sense how dirty the dishes are and washes them accordingly. If the dishes are always clean the dishwasher never works hard to get them really clean. Plus by not washing the dishes you save money on your monthly water bill.