Waterwise Wednesday: Clog Prevention

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Keep the holiday cheer going by keeping pipes flowing.

Prevent pipe clogs by:

– Pouring or scooping cooled cooking fat, oil, or grease into a disposable sealable sack and disposing in the trash.

– Avoid the garbage disposal. Put food scraps in the garbage or, better yet, the compost pile.

– Forego the flush. Discard tissues, wrappers, wipes, and menstrual products in a wastebasket, not the toilet. Even “flushable” wipes shouldn’t be flushed.LikeCommentShare

Waterwise Wednesday: Thanksgiving Water-Saving Tips

hands in gloves washing dishes at the kitchen


1. Thaw frozen food in the refrigerator or microwave. Plan on 24 hours for each 4 to 5 pounds to thaw turkey in the fridge.

2. Rinse vegetables in a sink or basin filled with water instead of under running a faucet.

3. Do not dump fats, oils or grease down the drain. Instead bag it in plastic after it cools, tie or seal the sack securely and place it in the trash.

4. Compost kitchen waste instead of using the garbage disposal.

5. Scrape dirty dishes well, then presoak in a basin filled with water.

6. Run only full loads in the dishwasher. Or, if hand-washing, fill one basin with hot soapy water and one with hot rinse water.