Weird ways to save water in Oregon

It’s shaping up to be a dry one out there, and it is leading to some weirdness: kitten abundance, succulent swiping and…Bigfoot?  Treating water as precious is always a good idea, but in a year when Oregon has 90% less snow pack to refresh our rivers, it’s time to get creative about saving.

If you’re already using low-flow everything, consider this:

Most Americans use 70 gallons of water a day.
The average Gambian uses about 1 gallon a day.
We’d all be better off if we each stuck closer to 13 gallons a day. (Pacific Institute)

Test yourself: How many of these truly creative water-smart practices do you use?watertips

So: How did you do? I already know: if you’ve read this far and followed all the tips, you’re a true water-saving hero. But seriously: if you want to know how much of a water miser you really are, try calculating your water footprint. And raise a glass of water to enjoying the sunshine but appreciating the rain!

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