City of Melbourne Issues Precautionary Boil Water Notice To All Water Customers

By  //  September 28, 2016

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To All Melbourne Water Customers

State Road 50 is closed in both directions, in Brevard County due to an active forest fire, north of State Road 50, according to Sergeant Kim Montes, Florida Highway Patrol Public Affairs Officer.

Water pressure in the distribution system dropped below the minimum of 20 psi allowed by state regulations in Melbourne.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Water pressure in the distribution system dropped below the minimum of 20 psi allowed by state regulations in Melbourne.

The drop in pressure was caused by a lightning strike at the water production facilities. This caused a power surge that temporarily shut down the emergency standby generators.

Power has been restored, and repairs have been completed. However, due to the temporary drop in water pressure, as a precaution, we advise that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes, be boiled.

A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an alternative, bottled water may be used.

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This precautionary boil water notice is expected to remain in effect until the required bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink.

Citizens will be provided with a notification at that time.

For more information, please see this list of FAQs and answers: http://melbourneflorida.org/departments/public-works-utilities/precautionary-boil-water-notices/guidelines-for-precautionary-boil-water-notices


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