City of Melbourne Issues Precautionary Boil Water Notice For South Brevard Due To Water Main Break

By  //  October 5, 2017

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The City of Melbourne had a water main break at the water production facility today that hampered their ability to put water into the system and to produce water.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The City of Melbourne had a water main break at the water production facility today that hampered their ability to put water into the system and to produce water.

Water service has been restored, but crews are still working to determine the cause of the break and to repair the break.

Water Conservation Needed

We urge all customers to conserve water and use as little as possible until the water main can be repaired. We do not currently have an estimated time for when this will be.

We will post more information as it becomes available.

Precautionary Boil Water Notice Advisory

A thorough review of the pressure levels in the water distribution system following the interruption to service today that shows the water pressure in the distribution system briefly dropped below the minimum of 20 psi allowed by state regulations.

Due to this 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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Affected Customers

This precautionary boil water notice affects the following Melbourne water customers:
• Indialantic
• Indian Harbour Beach
• Melbourne
• Melbourne Beach
• Melbourne Village
• Palm Shores
• Satellite Beach
• Unincorporated Brevard South of Pineda Causeway (Customers who live in unincorporated Brevard County located south of Pineda Causeway and receive a water bill from the City of Melbourne. Suntree and Viera are served by the Cocoa water system – not Melbourne.)
• West Melbourne

Expected Duration

This precautionary boil water notice is expected to remain in effect until the required bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink. We do not have an estimated time of when this will be. Once these initial tests are received, we will issue an update alerting the public if the water is confirmed to be safe or if further testing is needed.

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