Brevard Beachside Water Usage Restrictions Lifted Following Sewer Line Repair

By  //  September 21, 2016

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More than 1 million gallons of sewage spilled

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The street in front of Doubles Beachside, located at 1896 S. Patrick Drive in Indian Harbour Beach, was flooded due to a sewer main break at South Patrick Drive and Banana River Drive on Tuesday. (Kraig Radesi image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Water usage restrictions are no longer in place for beachside residents between the Pineda and Eau Gallie causeways following successful completion of emergency repairs on a sewer main break at South Patrick Drive and Banana River Drive.

The break occurred early Tuesday morning in the 1800 block of South Patrick Drive in Indian Harbour Beach and took late into the night to repair.

Retention ponds, tanker trucks and a lift station were used to retain much of the wastewater that leaked from the broken 24-inch PVC pipe.

The state Department of Environmental Protection has been notified, he said.

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The County has been in the process of a design plan for replacement of the entire 20-year-old, 1.1-mile section of pipe, a project the County is trying to speed up as much as possible due to recent breaks in the line, Utility Services Director Jim Helmer said.

As soon as the design is complete, the project will be put out for bid for replacement. The County will also look at ways to expedite that plan, he said.

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