The City of Orlando issued a Water Usage Advisory effective at 9:20 a.m. Sunday, October 2.
The advisory is due to sanitary sewer damage caused by Hurricane Ian. Three city-owned lift stations were impacted after a 36-inch force main break, that caused an overflow of sewage into the surrounding lakes – which you can see in the video below.
The lift stations affected include:
- Lift Station 1 – Located on the southwest corner of East South Street and South Mills Avenue [GMap], which is adjacent to Lake Lawsona, the Greenwood Urban Wetlands, and Lake Davis.
- Lift Station 2 – Located on North Garland Avenue near Lake Concord, Lake Adair, and Lake Ivanhoe.
- Lift Station 3 – Located on North Mills Avenue [GMap], between Lakes Estelle and Rowena, which flow directly into Lake Sue, Mead Botanical Garden, and Lake Virginia.
The City was quick to note that this is not a Boil Water Notice, but an appeal to residents to “severely limit water use” at home, including irrigation, dishwashing, showers, and laundry, which all put pressure on systems that are already over capacity and will lead to more sewage overflows.
The city-wide advisory is in effect immediately.