UPDATE: Boil Water Notice Lifted

A precautionary boil water notice issued Friday was lifted Sunday afternoon after testing completed.


UPDATE: SUNDAY, FEB. 17, 2013: The precautionary boil water noticed issued Friday was lifted Sunday afternoon after water testing was completed and water was determined to be safe to drink.




From: University Communications

Feb. 15, 2013


We are monitoring a sinkhole that occurred Friday morning at the University of South Florida in Tampa that may have affected the clarity of water in some areas of campus.  Based on a Department of Health recommendation we are issuing a PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE.  As a precaution, we advise that all water used for drinking or cooking be boiled.  A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient.  As an alternative, bottled water may be used.


This PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE will remain in effect until bacteriological tests confirm that the water continues to be safe to drink.  Typically the results may take up to 48 hours.  An official rescind notice will be issued and posted once satisfactory results are received.


The following buildings are NOT affected by this precautionary boil water notice as they are served by the City of Tampa water supply:



MDC complex                         FMHI, LRC complex                Moffitt complex

MRC, MDO                              MDT                                        Greek Housing

USF Research Park                  Religious housing                   Pizzo Elementary

Shriners Hospital                   CPH                                         MGX, Y, Z

CMS                                         ALZ                                          NEC

MHB                                        MHF



As information becomes available, we will issue updated notices. You can also visit www.usf.edu for the most current information as the situation develops.


Thank you for your cooperation.