Sarasota County Public Utilities is asking community to conserve water
According to Public Utilities Director Mike Mylett, the county is
experiencing high water demands and some areas are seeing lower water pressure in their communities. There is ample water supply for customers in unincorporated Sarasota County, however, distribution system challenges along the system are resulting in lower water pressures in some areas.
"Our customers do not need to worry about a water shortage. We are simply asking them to partner with us by using best conservation practices and limiting outside water use," he said. Adding “Public Utilities staff are implementing contingency plans to bolster water pressures throughout the distribution system.”
While the county continues to experience high water demands, water system pressures remained relatively stable over the weekend.
The county is working with regional partners to maintain adequate volumes of water, and customers are reminded this is not a supply issue rather a distribution challenge.
“We ask the community to partner with us by using best conservation practices and limiting outside water use,” says Public Utilities Director Mike Mylett.
Water conservation best practices include:
Reduce landscape/lawn watering.
Reduce laundering and taking shorter showers.
Upgrading faucets, showerheads, etc., to high-efficiency.