UPDATE: Boil Water Notice Rescinded, Test Results Show Water Safe to Drink
By Space Coast Daily // September 30, 2016
'water is safe to drink'
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The results from the water test have cleared the water safe to drink for South Brevard residents.
“The precautionary boil water notice issued on September 27 is hereby rescinded throughout Melbourne’s water distribution system expect for in two isolated areas,” said Cheryl Mall with the City of Melbourne.
“These include the Tampa Avenue area in Indialantic and Spinnaker Point Court in Indian Harbour Beach. Residents in those areas will be provided with front door notifications of this extension. In the remainder of the water system the satisfactory completion of the bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink.”
The news comes from an announcement by the City of Melbourne earlier this week where residents were asked to boil their water before usage as a precautionary measure when the water pressure in the distribution system dropped below the minimum of 20 psi allowed by state regulations in Melbourne on Tuesday night.
The reason behind the pressure drop was caused by a lightning strike at the water production facilities on Tuesday. This caused a power surge that temporarily shut down the emergency standby generators.