Tampa Citywide Boil Water Notice Lifted


TAMPA -- The city has lifted a boil water notice that has been in effect since Monday because of a main break at the city's water treatment plant.

The water department says two rounds of quality testing have shown no signs of contamination.

More from the city's release:

Businesses and residents that are reopening their facilities or using their water for the first time in several days will want to run their 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 EPA has prepared additional guidance including a checklist for how to safely restore water quality after a period of low or no water use.

The Tampa Water Department experienced a loss of water pressure when a third-party contractor hit a 36-inch pressurized transmission main coming from the David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 3:24 p.m. The damage resulted in the loss of 12 million gallons of water. Work crews were able to isolate the main and restore pressure throughout our system by 6:06 p.m.

The city says an accident damaged a 36-inch cast iron water main installed in 1941. The pipe was replaced Tuesday.

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