TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA) - Construction begins this week on a new water pipeline in downtown Tampa

Tricia Shuler is with CH2M Hill, the company in charge of the project, and says the first phase of the project is to dig a 500 foot long tunnel under the Hillsborough River.

The mile long, 36 inch line will help support all the new development in downtown and south Tampa and improve water flow.  

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