AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) — Officials have asked thousands of northeast Ohio residents to limit their water usage amid a shortage after ice blocked intake valves pulling water from Lake Erie, which became more frozen in below-zero temperatures this week.
The Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/19U7VHp ) reports the shortage Wednesday affected more than 206,000 residential and commercial customers whose water is provided through the Avon Lake Regional Water plant. The affected customers were in several counties, primarily Lorain and Medina counties.
Local officials asked industrial customers to curtail operations that use water and said residents should use water only for certain purposes, such as drinking and cooking. A message sent out by Avon's mayor pleaded for people also to refrain from doing laundry or taking showers and to try to flush toilets less frequently than usual.
Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com