Hillsborough County water customers in the area near McMullen Loop and Dee Ellen Lane in Riverview are being advised to boil their water as a precautionary measure after a water main break late Tuesday that happened as a result of flooding. The water main has been repaired.


The intersection at McMullen Loop and Dee Ellen Lane also remains closed to thru traffic due to significant flooding. All neighborhood residents have full access to their homes via other streets. There is no projected date at this time to re-open the intersection.


The boil water notice affects approximately 190 homes, and customers are advised to boil their water as a precautionary measure until a rescission notice is issued, which will take at least 48 hours.


The Health Department requires notice after pressure in the lines drops below a certain level. The notice advises customers to boil tap water for cooking and drinking as a precautionary measure. A rolling boil for one minute is sufficient. Customers should allow the water to run until it is clear before washing clothes. Residents should also discard any ice from automatic ice-makers.


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