HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. -UPDATE This Notice Had Been Recsinded.
On Tuesday, the Hillsborough County Water Resources Department issued a precautionary boil water notice for customers in the area of Northwest Hillsborough County. A map of the affected area can be found here.
Water service has been restored; however, customers in the impacted area are advised to boil water as a precautionary measure until a rescission notice is issued.
The Hillsborough County Health Department requires a precautionary boil water notice after pressure in the lines drops below a certain level. 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, bottled water may be used. Allow the water to run until it is clear before washing clothes. Discard any ice from automatic ice-makers.
For more information, go to HCFLGov.net and type “boil water notice” in the search function.
This precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect until a bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink.
Customers who have questions can call the Hillsborough County Water Resources Department at (813) 744-5600.