In November, many of us have much to be thankful for - friends, family, and health.
There’s one more thing you might want to add to that list - water.
The simple fact is that water is a vital part of every Thanksgiving celebration.
So how do you save water during such a hectic, family-filled time? Easy. Integrate water-wise behavior into your daily life well beforehand. That way, when the big day comes, you’ll be well versed in knowing water-saving tricks.
Here’s a few to get you started:
- Tip 1: Brush food scraps into the garbage can instead of rinsing them into the sink’s garbage disposal.
- Tip 2: Defrost frozen foods in the refrigerator the night before they’re needed, instead of running hot water over them on the same day.
- Tip 3: Rinse vegetables and fruits in a sink or pan filled with water instead of running them under water. As a bonus, you can use this water on houseplants.
- Tip 4: If you wash dishes by hand, rinse them in a sink partially filled with clean water instead of under running water.
There you have it — the perfect “recipe” for having a water-wise Thanksgiving. Enjoy and give a little thanks for water.
For more water efficiency tips, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/water/efficiency.