For Immediate Release
Contact: Brandon Moore
Road Closure Necessary to Install Water Mains for New Brandon Booster Station
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (April 6, 2022) — Beginning Monday, April 19, 2022, South Mount Carmel Road between Lumsden and Durant roads in Brandon will be closed to thru-traffic for approximately 40 days, barring unforeseen conditions. Mandalay Road between Lumsden and Durant roads will also be closed to thru-traffic. These closures are part of Tampa Bay Water’s new Brandon Booster Station, to be constructed on South Mount Carmel Road.
This first of three road closures will allow Tampa Bay Water to install two parallel 30-inch pipelines along South Mount Carmel Road. These pipes will connect the wholesale water transmission main that runs down the middle of Durant Road to the new Brandon Booster Station.
Traffic will detour using Durant, Lumsden and Valrico roads. Access for residents along South Mount Carmel Road will be maintained. Motorists are advised to follow all posted detours and allow extra time for travel.
When complete, the Brandon Booster Station will boost wholesale water delivery to the Hillsborough County Lithia Water Treatment Plant, bringing an additional 5-7 million gallons of water per day to fast-growing southern Hillsborough County. For more information, please visit tampabaywater.org/BBS.
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About Tampa Bay Water
Tampa Bay Water is the largest wholesale water supplier in Florida, providing high-quality drinking water to its members, who in turn, supply water to more than 2.5 million residents of the Tampa Bay area. Tampa Bay Water’s member governments include Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties and the cities of New Port Richey, St. Petersburg and Tampa. To learn more, visit tampabaywater.org.
For news media requests, please contact: Michelle Stom, MPA, APR Chief of Staff/Chief Strategy Officer O: (727) 791-2305 | M: (727) 418-4652 Brandon Moore, APR Public Communications Manager O: (727) 791-2304 | M: (727) 470-0702