Environment
9:57 am
Sun February 24, 2013

Tampa Lifts Boil Water Notice

It's safe to drink the water again.

Inside of the city of Tampa's water treatment plant
Inside of the city of Tampa's water treatment plant
Credit City of Tampa photo

And wash dishes, wash the kiddies and the dog and all those things you couldn't do in Tampa after a squirrel chewed through a power line at the city's water treatment plant along the Hillsborough River Friday.

The notice to boil water was lifted early this morning. Here's the official notice from the city of Tampa:

The precautionary Boil Water Notice in effect for all City of Tampa water customers is lifted.

Test results confirm that water being provided to customers is safe to consume.

The City of Tampa sincerely appreciates all customers' patience as we worked to fully restore water service following a power failure at our water treatment facility.


City officials say the power failure affecting the City of Tampa David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility resulted in either temporary low pressure or loss of water service for customers on Friday. All customers within the City of Tampa water service area were requested to follow a precautionary boil water notice until water quality testing could be completed. Those results came up negative for any contamination.