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Water Service Disrupted for about 250 Customers in Highland City

Published: February 26, 2024

UPDATED at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27 – UPDATE to Utilities work on water main…The right turn lane onto 540-A from US 98 in Highland City remains closed Tuesday morning for road repair. It should open midday Tuesday. This is narrowing lanes on US 98 south and 5540-A. Please drive carefully or avoid the intersection this morning.


Bartow, Fla. (Feb. 26, 2024) — At approximately 9 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26, Polk County Utilities (PCU) reported a major leak of a 12-inch line at the intersection of US 98 and 540-A. The location is at the northwest corner of the intersection. The subdivisions affected are Water Wood and River Lake as well as one commercial building on Hwy 98.

The map provided shows the area where customers will have their water shut off sometime between 10-11 p.m. tonight until repairs are completed.

Polk County Utilities has field crews and a contractor on site. Drivers are urged to use caution, as one lane of traffic will be closed along southbound US 98 and on 540-A westbound while PCU excavates down to the line and performs repairs.

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