Earth friendly automatic dishwasher detergents are widely available at grocery and home improvement stores in Utah County. Besides being phosphate free and better for our streams and lakes, they are also safer for people too. Most phosphate free dishwasher detergents are biodegradable, bleach and caustic free and safe for greywater systems- compare the labels. Why use anything else?
There is currently much concern in Utah Valley about the phosphorus levels in Utah Lake and the debate may go on for years. By voluntarily making a conscious choice not to use this unnecessary ingredient in our dishwasher detergent we will be making a positive difference in the quality of our water resources.