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UPDATE: Distribution of Bottled Water and Face Coverings for Businesses

This information is 1 year 5 months old and may no longer be accurate.

Businesses and non-profit organizations operating in Tampa city limits now can pick up bulk quantities of bottled water and masks from a dedicated “business only” site. The City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department added the additional site to better serve the local business and social service community. The “business only” site is located at Al Lopez Park,  4810 North Himes Avenue. It will remain open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., or while supplies are available, on December 9.

Business owners may request up to five cases of bottled water per location through the City’s online request form at: www.tampa.gov/form/business-water-request The form must be completed prior to arriving at the distribution site. A City of Tampa-issued business license is required at pick up.

Businesses requesting a bulk quantity of face coverings for staff and customers must complete a separate request form online at: tampagov.net/Masks.

Residents may visit one of the four distribution sites listed below on December 9 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. or while supplies last.

  • Himes Avenue Sports Complex - 4501 South Himes Avenue
  • MacFarlane Park - 1700 North MacDill Avenue (near the basketball courts – turn onto Main Street from MacDill Ave)
  • Al Barnes Park - 2902 North 32nd Street
  • New Tampa Community Center - 17302 Commerce Park Boulevard

Residents are limited to two face coverings per person and one case of bottled water per household. Households with more than four members may receive one additional case. No ID is required.

The City is asking for everyone who is visiting a distribution site to please remain patient while staff responds to the high demand for bottled water and face coverings.

For more information about the Precautionary Boil Water Notice, please visit tampa.gov/water/water-quality/precautionary-boil-water-notices. For questions regarding the Boil Water Notice, please call the Water Department at 813-274-8811.