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Reclaimed water pressure issues in Westchase due to facility transition

Posted: 2:41 PM, Oct 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-01 14:42:05-04
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WESTCHASE, Fla. -- People in Westchase are wondering what’s going on with the pressure of their reclaimed water.

People have shared their concerns on Facebook. They’re worried their grass will die, especially with the recent lack of rain. ABC Action News took your questions to Hillsborough County leaders. They tell us some parts of Westchase are unaffected, while others do not have any reclaimed water at all.

Don’t panic — you don’t need to rush to water your grass. The county says it should only last until Thursday and this does NOT impact your drinking water.

The county sent a statement:

“Through Thursday, October 3, 2019, some reclaimed water customers in northwest Hillsborough County may experience temporary and intermittent reclaimed water service interruptions. The interruption of reclaimed water is related to piping modifications needed to retire the aging River Oaks Wastewater Treatment Plant and consolidate treatment to the Northwest Regional Water Reclamation Facility. Hillsborough County’s drinking water service is unaffected.

The affected area falls within these boundaries:
• SR-54/County Line Road (northern boundary)
• Westchase/Nine Eagles (western boundary)
• Alonso High School (southern boundary)
• BUS-41/North Florida Avenue (eastern boundary).

You can click here for more information on the project.