Unplanned Water Outage for Lake Magdalene Area
Some Hillsborough County water customers in the Lake Magdalene area are expected to experience an unplanned water outage in the evening hours of Wednesday, August 23. Approximately 85 homes in the Lake Magdalene area, as well as two homes in Avila, will be without water service due to a leaking tapping saddle on a fire hydrant. See map of affected areas.
Construction crews are currently on site working diligently to restore the water service within the next several hours.
Once service is restored, customers are advised to boil their water as a precautionary measure until a rescission notice is issued, which typically takes 48 hours. Residents are also advised to turn off their irrigation timers and avoid watering their yard until the rescission notice is issued.
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, as a precautionary measure, 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. For more information, go to HCFLGov.net and search for "boil water notice" in the search function.
Customers who have questions can call Hillsborough County Public Utilities at (813) 744-5600.