UPDATE: City of Palm Bay Issues Partial Rescission For Precautionary Boil Water Notice

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up to 77 streets affected by the service disruption

The City of Palm Bay has issued a precautionary boil water notice on Monday after an unexpected drop in water pressure.

**UPDATE** BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA –  Palm Bay Utilities Department officials have issued a partial rescission Monday night for the precautionary boil water notice impacting the area bordered by Minton Road on the west, I-95 on the east, Canal C-74 on the north and Canal C-1 on the south.

Officials have determined that the area between the C-74 Canal and the C-75 Canal did not sustain a significant drop in pressure in the water distribution system, and that system pressures in that area did not drop below the minimum accepted threshold, according to the City of Palm Bay.

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BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – The City of Palm Bay has issued a precautionary boil water notice on Monday after an unexpected drop in water pressure, according to city officials.

Palm Bay Utilities Department experienced an unexpected drop in pressure on Monday in an area of the water system while conducting system isolations ahead of a scheduled shut off related to a culvert replacement project at the C-75 canal crossing at Emerson Drive.

There are up to 77 streets affected by the service disruption, bordered by Minton Road on the west, I-95 on the east, Canal C-74 on the north and Canal C-1 on the south.

The drop in pressure inside the water lines has mandated a precautionary boil water notice for the impacted area.

Therefore, as a precaution, we advise that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dished be boiled prior to use. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. Bottled water may be used as an alternative.

This precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect until the problem has been corrected and bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink.

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Affected customers will be notified once a rescission has been issued and the boil water notice has been lifted.

Field crews are currently working to determine the cause of the drop in pressure in the water distribution system.

Early reports indicate a possible broken or inadvertently closed valve in the area.

Once a cause is determined, corrective measures will be taken in order to restore normal service throughout the area.

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