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Hurricane Nicole: Orlando residents, businesses asked to limit water usage

ORLANDO, Fla. — The City of Orlando is asking people to limit water usage during Tropical Storm Nicole.

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The request comes as city lakes, wastewater systems, and grounds are still overwhelmed from Hurricane Ian.

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Officials ask that residents help lessen the impact on overtaxed systems by limiting water use whenever possible including:

Flushing toilets

Doing laundry

Washing dishes

Taking showers/baths

Using irrigation systems

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The goal is to ease pressure on an already overworked system.

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City officials had to make a similar request during Hurricane Ian after over-demand caused damage to the sewage system.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.

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