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Orlando is facing a water shortage and it’s all due to Florida’s COVID surge

it’s not the water use, but the thing that’s needed to clean the water that is in short supply

On Friday, WFTV interrupted a speech on Afghanistan by President Joe Biden to deliver the breaking news on a water shortage.

“It is rare that we would break in to the president speaking, but we have some important breaking news out of Orlando right now that could impact how much water you can use on your lawn and maybe even further than that,” anchor Greg Warmoth reported.

Orlando Utilities Commission is urging residents to immediately begin conserving water because The utility relies upon liquid oxygen to clean the city’s water supply, but is running into shortages due to Florida’s COVID surge

“Liquid oxygen is now in short supply due to a record number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients, and OUC said its supply is running low,” the network reported. “Liquid oxygen removes hydrogen sulfide, a colorless gas, from the water. The gas, if not removed, gives the water a strong rotten egg smell.”

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