ORLANDO, Fla. – UPDATE: The city lifted its water usage advisory on Tuesday, though it still urges people to be mindful of their water use to not overwhelm treatment plants.
‘The City of Orlando on Sunday urged residents to severely limit their water use after a major water main break overnight.
The city said its No. 1, 2 and 3 lift stations suffered the main break around 2 a.m., causing an overflow of sewage into nearby lakes.
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“Please note, as of right now, this is a citywide alert. We will provide more details later on the exact locations. However, all our lift stations are connected in some way. We need everyone to limit water usage,” the city wrote on Facebook.
While the wastewater staff works to repair the break, residents are asked to avoid doing laundry, washing dishes, taking showers or irrigating their property.
All residents and businesses should continue to limit water usage and refrain from the following as much as possible:— City of Orlando (@citybeautiful) October 3, 2022
Using irrigation systems
Lift Station 1 is located at South Street and Mills Avenue, not far from Lake Lawsona.
Lift Station 2 is located along North Garland Avenue, near Lake Concord.
Lift Station 3 is located along North Mills Avenue, near Lakes Estelle and Rowena.
The city is also asking residents to avoid using any lakes near the lift stations for the time being.
The water usage advisory is in effect until further notice.
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