The city of Orlando has declared a water shortage and, oddly enough, it's due to COVID-19.
At a press conference on Friday, Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Orlando Utilities Commission shared that their supply of liquid oxygen used to treat the city's water is expected to be lower than usual. OUC shared that they might receive less than half of their typical 10 tanker per week supply due to a shortage. That lack of supply is due to the increase in demand for oxygen to treat hospitalized patients suffering from coronavirus complications.
To combat the expected treated water shortage, OUC is asking residents to limit their use of for irrigation of lawns.
OUC noted that 40% of the area's treated water supply is used in the irrigation of landscaping and lawns.
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