48-Hour Boil Water Notice For City of Tampa Customers

A power outage at the city’s main water treatment plant is to blame for the recommended precaution.

Temple Terrace area residents who get their water from the City of Tampa are being asked to boil their water for at least the next 48 hours.

A power outage at the City of Tampa’s David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility is the reason for the extra precautions. The outage has caused a temporary low pressure problem for some Tampa Water Department customers and a complete loss of service for others, according to the city’s website.

Tampa Electric Co. and city crews are both onsite working to resolve the power outage.

Customers of the Hillsborough County Public Utilities are not impacted. Only customers of the Tampa Water Department are under the boil water notice.

More details about the outage and boil water notice will be posted on the city’s website as developments occur.

Stay with Temple Terrace Patch for updates as they become available.

Are you having water pressure problems in your neighborhood? Let us know about it in the comments section.

Ashley Reams February 22, 2013 at 08:56 PM
Hey, everyone! There's a little confusion on this story. If you have City of Temple Terrace water, there's no need to boil. If you have City of Tampa Water, then you should boil. According to the Tampa Water Department, there are some people who live in the area outside the city limits who do have City of Tampa water.
Beth Curts February 22, 2013 at 09:38 PM
Thanks for the clarification, Ashley!
Zoe February 22, 2013 at 11:22 PM
I live in Raintree Manor and don't get a water bill because it is paid as part of my HOA. The map published by city of Tampa makes the boundaries really unclear. Which sections of Temple Terrace exactly are affected? Thanks.
nichole February 23, 2013 at 12:42 AM
Hi Does anyone know if Riverchase apartments are affected by this? I pay through NES? Help I took a shower and then found out about this boil notice! Ahhh! im freaking out!
Gary Kitchen February 23, 2013 at 06:29 AM
I'm a resident of Meridian Apts on 50th St in TT. Not sure who our water provider is. We pay our water/sewer/garbage utilities via NWP Utilities here, so I'm interested to know if we are affected.
Sherri Lonon February 23, 2013 at 11:35 AM
Hello! if you live in place where you're unsure if the notice includes you, it's best to err on the side of caution and boil your drinking water until you can find out. Your apartment complex managers, HOA officers and so on, should, hopefully, be able to tell you if your water comes from the City of Tampa.
Carol Ames February 23, 2013 at 04:17 PM
I live in Riverchase also and was told we are not affected - that we are required to receive notice (not by TV) if affected. I'm still being careful anyway as I can't get a definite answer. Did you call the office?
Carol Dell February 23, 2013 at 04:30 PM
This is really confusing.....the Temple Terrace Family Rec Complex has their water fountains closed because of the boil water order and the 7-11 on Whiteway and 56th Street can't make coffee or sell fountain drinks for the same reason......so are we affected in Temple Terrtace or not?
Brandy H February 23, 2013 at 07:22 PM
Ashley, doesnt the City of Temple Terrace get water from the City of Tampa? If so then everyone in Temple Terrace would be affected.
Liz L February 23, 2013 at 07:38 PM
For those who live in Meadowood Condos, our water comes from City of Temple Terrace...not Tampa.
Alex February 23, 2013 at 09:13 PM
The city of Temple Terrace gets thier water from the three wells behind the Lightfoot center next to the tennis court. The water then is pumped to the treatment plant on 62nd and Whiteway where it is treated and sent throughout the city. The stuff you flush down the toliet goes the B station a giant lift station that pumps all the sewage to the Tippin facility for treatment, so we pay Tampa to treat out sewage, but we generate our own water supply.


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