City of Melbourne to Offer Free Stormwater System Inspections for Private HOAs in June

By  //  May 29, 2019

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Determine Who is Responsible for Maintaining Your Stormwater System

The City of Melbourne is offering free stormwater system inspections during the month of June to private homeowner associations (HOAs) to encourage preventative maintenance before the first big storm of the season. (Barry Bahler/FEMA image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The City of Melbourne is offering free stormwater system inspections during the month of June to private homeowner associations (HOAs) to encourage preventative maintenance before the first big storm of the season.

“An engineering inspector from the city will check outfall structures, ponds and other parts of a private community’s stormwater conveyance system to ensure it is working properly,” said City of Melbourne Public Information Officer
Cheryl Mall.

“However, the existing stormwater conveyance piping will not be inspected. If any deficiencies are found, the city will provide a courtesy recommendation for measures that the HOA can take to correct the problems. The city will not perform work to correct the deficiencies.”

Determine Who is Responsible for Maintaining Your Stormwater System

When it comes to the maintenance of your stormwater system, it’s best to find out who’s responsible for maintaining it prior to a storm event:

• If you pay Homeowners Association (HOA) fees, there’s a good likelihood that the HOA is responsible for the regular upkeep and maintenance of your stormwater system.
• Even if you have a Melbourne address, you may live in what is called Unincorporated Brevard County (meaning outside of city limits). If this is the case, Brevard County may be the responsible party. If you are uncertain, please call us and we’ll assist you: (321) 608-7341.
• Driveway culverts are (almost always) the responsibility of the homeowner for regular care and maintenance. A driveway culvert is a pipe that goes under your driveway to allow continuous conveyance of stormwater.

For more information and to schedule a free pre-storm inspection, please call the Stormwater Hotline at 321-608-7341.

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