OLDSMAR, Fla. - Residents and businesses in the Oldsmar area experiencing low or no water pressure have hope of service restoration, according to the city.
According to officials, an 8-inch pipe leak was discovered by a man who was riding a dirt bike, and has lived in Oldsmar for 30 years.
He found it at 4020 Tampa Road, in a canal next to a business park located at 580 Corporate Center.
Utility crews are currently working to fix the pipe and restore water service.
The reclaimed water distribution system is a separate system and is fully functional. Reclaimed water is only for irrigation and fire suppression. Do not drink reclaimed water. When water pressure resumes, a Citywide Precautionary Boil Water Notice will be issued.
Local agencies are ready to help the City if needed. A 5,000 gallon tanker is stationed to help suppress any fires not located near reclaimed water hydrants.
The City's website, http://www.myoldsmar.com , Facebook and Twitter are being updated as the situation changes. The City issued a phone notification using the Code Red system. City personnel are manning the main number to help answer questions 813-749-1100.
TWO OLDSMAR WATER STATIONS AVAILABLE:
- Parking lot on the east side of City Hall, 100 State Street West
- Canal Park, 3120 Tampa Road
Customers need to bring their own containers. As a precaution, customers should heat the water at a rolling boil for 1 minute before drinking.