Boil Water Advisory Still In Effect For South Brevard Communities, All Customers Need to Conserve Water
By Space Coast Daily // October 6, 2017
SOME Health First facilities affected
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The boil water advisory issued on Thursday after a water main break in South Brevard is still in effect for Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Melbourne, Melbourne Beach, Melbourne Village, Palm Shores and Satellite Beach.
Health First, Brevard’s largest healthcare provider, said that Holmes Regional Medical Center and other Health First facilities were impacted and some had to close until the boil water advisory is lifted.
Health First facilities affected include Care Coordination at Palms Point, Pro-Health & Fitness Center in Melbourne and Health First Medical Group’s Gateway facilities, including the laboratory and HFnow Urgent Care.
All appointments for Friday were canceled and urgent care was being diverted to Malabar and beachside locations.
On Thursday, the City of Melbourne had a water main break at the water production facility 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.
“We urge all customers to conserve water and use as little as possible until the water main can be repaired,” said City officials.
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, it is advised 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.
“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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