Water Conservation Lifted for Beachside, Remains in Place On Merritt Island South of Pineda

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main line remains full from storm water

A water conservation request for beachside residents was lifted this morning, but remains in place until further notice for residents who live south of Pineda Causeway on Merritt Island.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A water conservation request for beachside residents was lifted this morning, but remains in place until further notice for residents who live south of Pineda Causeway on Merritt Island.

Merritt Island residents are asked to reduce 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 full 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.

Residents on Merritt Island are asked to reduce water 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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