Why Universal Orlando Resort Is Conserving Water Amid the Pandemic

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Universal Orlando Resort is ramping up its effort to conserve water after a call by local commissioners to battle a shortage of liquid oxygen caused by the pandemic.

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In a report from MyNews13, Universal has been ramping up its efforts to conserve water.

Last month, faced with a shortage of liquid oxygen due to a spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations, the Orlando Utilities Commission called on its customers to conserve water.

“To reduce demand for liquid oxygen, used also to maintain water quality, OUC is asking water customers without reclaimed water systems to immediately limit watering their lawns, and all customers to suspend washing vehicles and performing non-critical activities like pressure washing,” OUC said in a notice posted Aug. 20.

The report goes on to say that the Universal Orlando Resort does not use liquid oxygen; however, it is clear that they are taking this call to conserve water seriously.

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Universal will no longer hose down the theme parks like they typically do after park close. Instead, things will be spot cleaned as needed in an effort to conserve water. MyNews13 went on to detail more of Universal Orlando Resort’s water conservation efforts, stating:

The sprinklers that use potable water were turned off at all of Universal’s on-site hotels, including Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Portofino Bay, Hard Rock Hotel and Sapphire Falls Resort. The hotels also suspended pressure washing and window washing and switched to paper products in employee cafeterias to reduce dish washing.

Will these water conservation efforts affect your vacation? Rest assured that while Universal is taking water conservation seriously, they are also taking cleanliness seriously! These efforts to conserve water should have no impact on your Universal vacation.

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