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Water Saving Tip of the Week

Keep Plastic Bottles for Rinsing Near Sink

We keep two large plastic bottles — in our case, those wide-mouthed nut containers from Costco — beside a steel basin in the sink. Before we place cups in the dishwasher, the water we swish around to rinse them goes in the big bottle, and the basin catches the rest. When they get full, we empty them out on the wisteria or the grape vine — large plants that need as much water as we can spare them.

—John Ridland

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