City of Tampa boil water advisory lifted

TAMPA - The boil water advisory was lifted by the Tampa Water Department early Sunday morning.

The water department tells us water tested at all their sampling sites confirm that the water is safe for customers to drink.

A power failure at the Tippin Water Treatment Facility Friday resulted in the loss of water service or temporary low pressure.

Tampa Electric says the cause of the outage was likely caused by a "perfect storm"  There are two lines that feed power to the plant.  One line was likely damaged by a squirrel or rodent.  Tampa Electric reports that there was also a problem with the city's equipment that exacerbated the issue, causing the second line to fail.

Power was restored at 4 p.m.

All customers who are with the city of Tampa water service area were requested to follow a boil water advisory as a precaution until water quality could be tested.

If you have any questions about the affected areas, you can call the City of Tampa Utilities Call center: 813-274-8811.

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