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86 - Emergency Need for Water Conservation

Post Date:09/15/2017 10:05 AM

Emergency Need for Water Conservation

Collier County Public Utilities advises that some Collier County Water Division customers may experience temporary water service interruptions in areas where wastewater lift stations still do not have power. These temporary interruptions are necessary to alleviate the sanitary sewer overflows in neighborhoods, and to allow technicians to perform maintenance on the pump stations to restore power and the wastewater collections system.

Residents countywide are reminded of the critical need to reduce water usage. Under no circumstances should residents be using dishwashers, clothes washers, or otherwise putting unnecessary water into the sewer system. The high volume of water entering the wastewater collection system is causing sanitary sewer overflows across the county. If water usage is not significantly reduced it may be necessary to reduce water pressure or even temporarily shut off the water supply.

To avoid sanitary sewer overflows, conserver your use of water by limiting toilet flushes, showers, laundry or any other non-necessary usage.

The Collier County Information Hotline is open to answer Hurricane Irma related questions at (239) 252-8444. Information may also be found at or social media channels, including Facebook ( and Twitter (@collierPIO).



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