Jamie Floer, Public Relations & Outreach Specialist
407-254-9682/Cell: 407-793-6759 or email: Jamie.Floer@ocfl.net

Orange County Pump Stations Restored, Normal Water Use Resumes Post Hurricane Irma

Orange County, Fla. – All of Orange County’s nearly 800 wastewater pump stations have been restored, after more than 50 percent had been impacted by Hurricane Irma. Residents were asked to limit their water usage to reduce the impact on the wastewater system. However, However now that all pump stations have been restored, water consumption, including use of dishwashers and washing machines, may resume to normal levels.

Just after the storm, more than half of the county pump stations (446) were offline due to power disruptions in the wake of the storm. Crews and generators were in the field by 3:30 a.m. Monday, September 11, to begin restoration.

The public’s assistance reducing the amount of wastewater produced was asked to aid crews with these efforts.

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, the nation’s second-largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County Facebook and Twitter pages.

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