90.7 WMFE and 89.5 WMFV are Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming and Classical Music. Part of the community since 1965, providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

OUC Asks Orange County, City of Orlando Residents to Keep Conserving Water

Photo: Bluewater Sweden


OUC is asking Orange County residents to conserve water for at least a few more weeks. 

Hospitalizations in Orange County have decreased, but there’s still a high demand for liquid oxygen nationwide as COVID hospitalizations rise in other parts of the country.

Tim Trudell of OUC says this nationwide shortage coupled with dry weather this week means residents should keep conserving water. 

He says the oxygen that’s used to purify water is much better used as supplemental oxygen in hospitals right now.

“The concern this week is that the forecast doesn’t call for any precipitation so we are still asking people to limit their water use. Just for the time being. To continue to allow us to build up our systems again. But the water emergency is not over yet.”

Trudell says that means people might want to rethink how often they water their lawn or fill up their pool for the next few days. 

“What’s happened with the pandemic has certainly impacted us locally. We made our announcement August 20th. And hospitalizations have decreased since then. But the demand for liquid oxygen is still pretty strong.”

Trudell says every small action has helped reduce water intake over the past few months. 


Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

Your trusted news source for the latest Central Florida news, updates on special programs and more.

GET THE LATEST
Stay tuned in to our local news coverage: Listen to 90.7 WMFE on your FM or HD radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” and you’ll be connected.

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

Danielle Prieur

About Danielle Prieur

Reporter & Fill-in Host

Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter at WMFE. You can hear her reporting on a daily basis on the station. She also fills-in as a host during the morning and afternoon drive times. Her reporting has been featured on NPR, Marketplace, Here & Now, and Vox. Danielle is originally from Rochester Hills, ... Read Full Bio »

TOP