REMINDER: Water Conservation Request Remains in Place On Merritt Island Due To Heavy Rainfall

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Limiting water usage will reduce chance of backups

Utility Services is reminding Merritt Island residents that a water conservation request remains in place until further notice. Merritt Island residents who live south of Sykes Creek Parkway and south of SR520 are asked to reduce sewer system water usage as a result of a major lift station for the area that lost power Sept. 10.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Utility Services is reminding Merritt Island residents that a water conservation request remains in place until further notice.

Merritt Island residents who live south of Sykes Creek Parkway and south of SR520 are asked to reduce sewer system water usage as a result of a major lift station for the area that lost power Sept. 10.

The system was temporarily kept operational with the use of generators until power was fully restored.

However, Brevard County Utility Services reports the main line remains at near capacity from storm water, which has caused overflows of manholes and has resulted in sewage backup in some residences.

Since the main force line is full, it’s preventing smaller force main lines from feeding into it, causing concerns of backup, especially with this weekend’s forecast for rain.

Residents on Merritt Island are asked to reduce sewer usage, especially flushing toilets, doing laundry and long showers. Limiting water usage will help reduce the chances of backups into residents’ homes and into the streets and river.

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