Marco Island water plant issues; residents asked to limit water use

Reporter: Michelle Alvarez Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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Residents of Marco Island have been asked to limit their water use Tuesday morning due to issues at the city’s water plant.

“Due to a production issue at the water plant, water supplies are limited,” the City of Marco Island said in a tweet. “Consider skipping your shower, wait on the load of laundry, don’t run your dishwasher. For now, please limit your water use.”

Marco’s north water plant had control system issues slowing production for most of the night. While all systems are back online, the reserve tanks are not full.

So the city hopes everyone will conserve water for the rest of Tuesday.

“The water plant is back to full function. Our storage levels are coming up. And so, there’s not a whole lot of concern. But if you can help us, if you’re a big user, for example, with irrigation, you can help us by letting us get caught up before you turn your sprinklers on,” City of Marco Island manager Mike McNees said.

The Marco Island Police Department assured residents via Twitter that updates would be provided as soon as possible.

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