City of Tampa giving out free cases of water to residents

Exterior of Tampa City Hall, with two tall buildings in the background

As of December 7, the City of Tampa is under a Boil Water Notice. In order to help residents during this time until the Boil Water Notice is rescinded, the Tampa Parks and Recreation Department will be distributing free bottled water to city residents. Residents will not be required to show ID. Bottled water is limited to 1 case per household. Households with more than 4 members may receive 2 cases.

While picking up water, residents may also pick up their free face coverings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Residents can pick up 2 face coverings per person; no ID is required.

Residents can pick up bottled water or face coverings today from 11am to 7pm. Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, December 9, pick up is from 8am – 7pm, while supplies last, at the following four (4) locations:

  • Himes Ave. Sports Complex – 4501 S. Himes Ave
  • MacFarlane Park – 1700 N. MacDill Ave. (near the basketball courts – turn onto Main St. from MacDill Ave)
  • Al Barnes Park – 2902 N. 32nd St.
  • New Tampa Community Center – 17302 Commerce Park Blvd.

Businesses can request to pick up the necessary quantities of face coverings only for staff and customers by completing the online form at tampagov.net/Masks

For more information about what you should be doing during a Precautionary Boil Water Notice, please visit tampa.gov/water/water-quality/precautionary-boil-water-notices. For questions regarding the Boil Water Notice, please call the Water Department at 813-274-8811.

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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