Tampa, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-The Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department has issued A precautionary boil water notice for customers in Country Chase Townhomes and the surrounding neighborhood.
Water service to the community was temporarily interrupted this afternoon so workers could replace a leaking valve. In addition to about 190 units in Country Chase Townhomes on Country White Drive, about 120 homes on Country Chase Boulevard, Tidal Bay Lane, and Rustic View Court are affected. Water service is being restored.
The boil water notice advises customers to boil their water as a precautionary measure until a rescission notice is issued, which typically takes 48 hours. 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 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.