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100 - Hurricane Irma News Release - Emergency Need for Water Conservation

Post Date:09/16/2017 11:45 AM

Emergency Need for Water Conservation
Residents Must Limit Use

Collier County Public Utilities advises residents countywide of the critical need to reduce water usage. The wastewater collections system is at critical mass. Under no circumstances should residents be using dishwashers, clothes washers, or otherwise putting water into the sewer system. Due to the high volume of water entering the wastewater collection system, the county is experience 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 remains active 24-hours a day. Residents with questions may call the Hotline at (239) 252-8444 (within Collier County residents may dial 311). Please note, the call volume is very heavy and information can also be found at or social media channels, including Facebook ( and Twitter (@CollierPIO).


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