UPDATE: Dept. of Environmental Protection Requiring City of Melbourne To Boil Water For 48 Hrs
By Space Coast Daily // September 28, 2016
**UPDATE** BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection requires the City of Melbourne to test the water for 48 hours to make sure there is no bacteria in the water.
The precautionary boil water notice affects all Melbourne water customers in the following communities:
• West Melbourne
• Satellite Beach
• Indian Harbour Beach
• Melbourne Beach
• Palm Shores
Parts of unincorporated Brevard County
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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Water pressure in the distribution system dropped below the minimum of 20 psi allowed by state regulations in Melbourne.
The drop in pressure was caused by a lightning strike at the water production facilities. This caused a power surge that temporarily shut down the emergency standby generators.
Power has been restored, and repairs have been completed. However, due to the 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.
This precautionary boil water notice is expected to remain in effect until the required bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink.
Citizens will be provided with a notification at that time.
For more information, please see this list of FAQs and answers: http://melbourneflorida.org/departments/public-works-utilities/precautionary-boil-water-notices/guidelines-for-precautionary-boil-water-notices