IMPORTANT DRINKING WATER NOTICE

IMPORTANT DRINKING WATER NOTICE from your City of Tampa Water Department! Greetings Neighborhood Community Leaders & Friends, Here’s an important message from your City of Tampa Water Department: ======================== On Monday, October 16, the City of Tampa will begin a routine system maintenance program. The water treatment method will be changed temporarily from chloramine to chlorine disinfection. This type of routine maintenance adds an extra layer of protection for the water we deliver to you. The switch to chlorine disinfection will be in effect from October 16 to October 30, 2017. The water is perfectly safe to drink during this period, though you may notice a difference in the taste or odor of the water. Users of kidney dialysis machines and owners of aquatic life should not be impacted, but should contact their respective service providers for more information. FAQs Q: Why is this necessary? A: Periodic chlorine disinfection reduces the potential for future occurrence of coliform or other types of bacteria in the system and provides an added layer of protection for your drinking water. Q: Is my water safe to drink during the maintenance period? A: Yes. This maintenance program is routine. It ensures that we deliver the highest quality water possible to your home or business. While chlorine disinfection is in place, we will continue daily monitoring of water quality throughout our system. Q: Do I need to do anything different about my water use during the maintenance period? A: You may experience a slight difference in taste and/or smell of your drinking water during this temporary change in treatment. These are normal occurrences and carry no negative health effects for the general population. Users of kidney dialysis machines and owners of aquatic life should not be impacted but should contact their respective service providers for more information. Q: Do I need to boil the water? A: No, boiling the water is not necessary. Customers may notice a change to the taste and smell from the water and may want to let their water tap run for several minutes. Odor issues will subside as the flushing is completed. If you have questions or for more information, please visit the City of Tampa Utilities website at tampagov.net/WaterMaintenance or call Customer Service at (813) 274-8811, option 3. ======================== Compliments of your City of Tampa Community Partnerships & Neighborhood Division, enjoy your weekend!