Hillsborough County to Temporarily Reduce Utility Water Pressure in South County
Hillsborough County, Fla. (March 9, 2023) - Hillsborough County Water Resources will temporarily reduce utility water pressure in south Hillsborough County between 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday, March 12, to perform construction work at State Road 674 and U.S. Highway 301 South as part of the South County Potable (Drinking) Water Transmission Main Project.
The work being done Sunday morning at State Road 674 and U.S. Highway 301 impacts South County residents and businesses in the Sun City Center and Wimauma areas. Click here to see the area that will be impacted, which is residents who live north of Ruth Morris Road, west of North Edina Street, south of Crane Meadow Boulevard, and east of South Pebble Beach Boulevard. Additionally, residents west of U.S. Highway 301, north of State Road 674, south of East Dell Webb Boulevard and east of La Jolla Avenue will also be impacted.
Although Sunday is a non-watering day, residents and business owners in south Hillsborough County are asked to turn off their sprinklers overnight on Saturday night to Sunday morning, especially during the reduced pressure event. This is because the extra water demand caused by irrigation during the low-pressure event will further reduce the pressure in homes.
Water will be available for essential use, including drinking, flushing toilets, washing dishes, etc. Although the work will impact the water pressure, no boil water notice is anticipated because the water pressure will still meet state and federal requirements.
Hillsborough County Water Resources supplies drinking water services to more than 1.5 million customers each day throughout Hillsborough County. The South County Potable (Drinking) Water Transmission Main Project includes the construction of 10.7 miles of 42-inch and 48-inch diameter drinking water transmission mains that will connect the Lithia Water Treatment Plant to the existing water distribution system at U.S Highway 301. This project will enhance service reliability and improve water pressure in the south-central service area. This work is expected to be completed in 2024.
For more information, call (813) 280-0028 or email SPCWTM@HCFLGov.net.