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Precautionary Boil Water Notice Issued for Some Hillsborough County Residents

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – The Hillsborough County Water Resources Department has issued a precautionary boil water notice for some County customers that receive their drinking water via an interconnect with the City of Tampa after low water pressure was reported in the city on Monday afternoon.

Hillsborough County residents in Eastlake, Fairview, Herschel Heights, Pebble Creek, Palm River, and Seaboard are asked to follow the precautionary boil water notice guidelines.

Customers 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, to boil tap water for cooking and drinking. A full rolling boil for one minute is sufficient; cool before using. Allow the water to run until it is clear before washing clothes. Discard any ice from automatic ice-makers. For more information, go to and type “boil water notice” in the search function.

According to the City of Tampa, the incident originated when a third party struck a transmission main coming from the David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility on Monday afternoon. The City of Tampa has issued a citywide precautionary boil water notice. For more information from the City of Tampa, visit

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

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