OCWA would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving by sharing a few tips to help conserve water on the holiday.

Tips for Thanksgiving Day Water Conservation

– Clean vegetables in a sink or pan partially filled with water rather than running water from the tap.

– If you wash dishes by hand, rinse them in a sink partially filled with clean water instead of under running water.

– Cut down on the amount of rinsing you do before loading the dishwasher. Most modern dishwashers do an excellent job of cleaning dishes, pots and pans all by themselves.

– Thaw your turkey in the refrigerator instead of running it under tap water.