TARPON SPRINGS — After a sewer line rupture that sent raw sewage flowing around homes on Spruce Street near downtown, the city has finished installing pumps to route the sewage away from the faulty pipe.
But now residents have another problem.
A water line break has left the four or so homes on Spruce Street without potable drinking water. They'll have to boil their water until further notice.
The water and sewer line breaks are unrelated, said Tom Funcheon, the city's public works director.
The area affected by the sewer line break, according to the city, includes Spruce Street, Athens Street and Cedar Street from Alt. U.S. 19 to Safford Avenue. Live Oak Street is reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction.