Skip to comments."Don't Flush Your Toilets" Mayor Says As Ohio Water Supply Freezes; Niagara Falls Frozen
Posted on 01/09/2014 8:00:01 AM PST by Zakeet
The nation may be slowly thawing from its deep freeze "polar vortex", but that is no comfort for tens of thousands of Ohians, whose water supply has literally frozen in the past day after the valves at the Avon Lake Municipal Utility plant were planted in ice, dramatically lowering the supply of water. NBC reports that "tens of thousands of customers in several counties in Ohio are facing a dramatic water shortage after the intake valves at a key plant that draws water from Lake Erie apparently froze amid the wild winter weather." As a result, the mayor of Avon had a modest proposal as a response to the caticestrophy: don't flush your toilets. At least there is toilet paper, which is more than Venezuela, and its 480% returning in 2013 stock market can say.
Officials at Avon Lake Municipal Utilities west of Cleveland said Wednesday that the valves at the plant are caked in ice. Although they are still able to draw water, the rate is below typical demands which means several surrounding cities could be hit by a veritable drought.
In a message on the city of Avon's official website, officials called on residents to hold off on doing anything that uses a lot of water.
Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen sent out an emergency messages to locals asking them to hold off on laundry, baths and showers, according to Cleveland.com.
"We even ask people to refrain from flushing toilets as often as they used to until this can be resolved," Jensen said.
The plant website said it provides water to over 200,000 people living in a 680-square-mile area made up of seven counties including Lorain, Cuyahoga, Medina, Erie, Huron, Ashland and Wayne.
And in other polar vortex news, the Niagara Falls has frozen.
Note: Several pictures from Reuters of the dramatic Global Warming are contained in the original article.
Bet that you poor people wish you were in Hawaii right now like we are!
Global warming sucks. I mean, climate change.
Hell...there are plenty of pictures of a frozen Niagara Falls.
America is just downright mean. Other countries have their rulers vacation in palaces, not some pissant guest house on the beach.
I just read about somebody getting hurt climbing a frozen waterfall at Pictured Rocks national lakeshore just the other day.
Perhaps they could use dynamite http://youtu.be/zzabmVIU6EQ
That’s hilarious! Thanks for posting, RightGeek.
Used to be we could count on the carbon footprint of the coal-fired plants responding to the increased need for home and business heating to warm the earth up enough to get us back to normal. Now we will have to rely on windmills and they just blow the cold air (with feathers) around.
“which means several surrounding cities could be hit by a veritable drought”
I’m sorry, but you can’t call it a drought when there are several feet of snow everywhere. If nothing comes out of the tap, go fill up a few pots, boil em, and stop whining.
If it's yellow, let it mellow.
If it's Brown, flush it...
(yet some how Jerry came back from the dead and became govorner again!)