Late yesterday afternoon a large transmission water main coming from the David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility was hit by a third party performing work in the area. Work crews have been working through the night to effect repairs. That work remains an ongoing effort and is expected to be completed sometime later today.
Residents are advised that the following remains in place:
The precautionary boil water notice remains in effect. This notice applies to our entire service area which includes the City of Tampa as well as parts of unincorporated Hillsborough County. Precautionary boil water notices generally last for at least two days. Water samples have been already taken for water quality analysis.
The citywide notice banning irrigation watering also remains in effect until further notice. Residents are required to shut off all automatic irrigation meter and sprinkler systems to help conserve the City’s available water resources.
More information will be released as soon as its available.
For additional information, contact:
Elias Franco, Water Distribution & Consumer Services Manager
Office: (813) 274-8335
Cell: (813) 352-3607
Fax: (813) 274-8358