Orlando officials: Avoid standing water, limit water usage as crews work to repair sewer damage

The City of Orlando issued an immediate water usage advisory Sunday morning as crews work to repair sanitary sewer damage from Hurricane Ian. 

Officials are asking residents to severely limit water use in their homes, including laundry, dishwashing, showers irrigation and more, as wastewater staff are conducting emergency repairs to return sewer service. Residents are also being told to avoid using lakes, including contact with standing water or use of any watercrafts in the surrounding lakes and streets.


The citywide alert was issued after city Lift Stations 1, 2, and 3 were impacted after a 36-inch force main break caused an overflow of sewage in the surrounding lakes at 2 a.m. Sunday.

  • Lift Station 1 - 1132 East South Street
  • Lift Station 2 - 1000 North Garland Avenue
  • Lift Station 3 - 1200 Lakeshore Drive

The advisory will remain in effect until further notice. 


Call the citizen information line at 407-246- HELP (4357) to report damage, downed trees, traffic lights that are out and to get information from the city on response efforts.