Posted November 13, 2020 | 9:36 PM

County Crews Repairing Sewage Leak Near Memorial Highway

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Nov. 13, 2020) - Residents are advised to avoid contact with the water in Pepper Mound Creek after a sewer force main developed a leak.

The break in the 10-inch pipe is near the creek in the 5900 block of Memorial Highway in Tampa. Hillsborough County Public Utilities crews are assessing the damage and determining the best approach to fix the pipeline.

Residents are urged not to fish, wade or swim in the creek for the next few days, and to avoid coming into contact with the water while boating or doing other activities.

The Water Resources Department will post signs, has notified local and state environmental agencies, and will be taking samples and monitoring the area where the spill occurred.

The sewage line leak does NOT impact tap water, which is safe to use and consume, and sewer service is unaffected. For more information, call the Water Resources Department at 813-744-5600.