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City of Tampa offering free bottled water amid boil water notice

Posted at 11:22 AM, Dec 08, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. — The City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department is distributing free bottled water to city residents while the city is under a boil water notice.

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Residents will not be required to show ID. Bottled water is limited to 1 case per household. Households with more than 4 members may receive 2 cases.

While picking up water, residents may also pick up their free face coverings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Residents can pick up 2 face coverings per person; no ID is required.

Residents can pick up bottled water or face coverings Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Beginning Wednesday, December 9, pick up is from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m, while supplies last, at the following four (4) locations:

  • Himes Ave. Sports Complex - 4501 S. Himes Ave.
  • MacFarlane Park - 1700 N. MacDill Ave. (near the basketball courts – turn onto Main St. from MacDill Ave)
  • Al Barnes Park - 2902 N. 32nd St.
  • New Tampa Community Center - 17302 Commerce Park Blvd.

Businesses in need of bottled water and face coverings can visit the following location from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9:

  • Al Lopez Park - 4810 N. Himes Ave.
    • While supplies last
    • Businesses will be required to show their business license and fill out a form
    • Bottled water is limited to 5 cases per business
    • Face coverings are only for staff and customers
      • Requests can be made for the necessary quantity by completing the online form at