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Boil water notice rescinded in northwest Hillsborough County

Posted at 5:46 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 11:49:57-05

TAMPA, Fla. — The boil water notice for customers in northwest Hillsborough County has been rescinded.

The notice was lifted Thursday morning after bacteriological sampling showed the water meets quality standards.

The Hillsborough County Water Resources Department had issued a precautionary boil water notice for customers in the area of northwest Hillsborough County on Tuesday.

Hillsborough officials said a contractor was working on the Citrus Park Roadway Project and impacted a water main line around 4:05 p.m. on Tuesday.

The incident happened just north of the Fawn Ridge Water Treatment Plant, 9564 Exposition Drive, Tampa, near Sheldon Road and Fawn Ridge Boulevard.

The boundary of the impacted area is west of Veterans Expressway to Ehrlich Road and west of Gunn Highway to Racetrack Road all the way to the Pinellas County line.

Water service was restored, however, customers in the impacted area had been advised to boil water.

The county said in a press release: "Although it is unlikely there is any contamination in the system, the notice means customers are advised, as a precautionary measure, that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes be boiled. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient; cool before using. As an alternative bottle water may be used."

Customers who have questions can call the Hillsborough County Water Resources Department at (813) 744-5600.