Hillsborough County issued a precautionary boil water notice Tuesday for customers in a large area of south-central Hillsborough County.
The affected area, south of State Road 60 and east of Interstate 75, includes approximately 95,000 county water customers.
Low water pressure affected the county’s utility service area Tuesday morning because of a power shortage. Water service has been restored, but the county advised customers to boil water as a precaution until further notice.
The Hillsborough County Health Department requires a precautionary boil water notice after pressure in the lines drops below a specific level. This notice means customers are advised to boil all tap water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes. A rolling boil of one minute is enough.
Allow the water to run until it is clear before washing clothes. Discard any ice from automatic ice-makers. The boil water notice will be in effect until bacteria tests show the water is safe to drink.
Information is available on the county website. For questions, call the Hillsborough County Water Resources Department at (813) 744-5600.