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Tampa's boil water notice lifted, water once again safe for residents after water main break

Posted at 9:46 AM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 17:32:42-05

The boil water notice that has been in effect for the City of Tampa since Monday has been lifted.

The water main was repaired Wednesday, and tests of the water submitted to the health department revealed that the city's water is once again safe for residents to drink.

Two rounds of water quality testing have shown satisfactory results with no evidence of contamination.

If you are using your water for the first time in several days, the city recommends you run your taps before using it for cooking or drinking. This will help to remove stagnant water from plumbing systems and brings in fresh water from water mains.

The notice was sparked by a massive water main break outside the David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility Monday.

It had impacted hospitals in the area and several businesses had to close at least for the day.

City officials say 12 million gallons of water were lost due to the break.

However, city officials now report it is once again safe to use the city water supply.