City of Melbourne Drinking Water Concerns Local Residents, Community Meeting Set For July 30 At City Hall
By Mike Magnoli, FOX 35 // July 25, 2019
Melbourne uses Lake Washington as a source
ABOVE VIDEO: Melbourne‘s water department serves about 170,000 customers.
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA (FOX 35) – To quench your thirst, to brush your teeth, you turn on the water faucet. But if you live in Melbourne, it stinks.
Now, residents and elected leaders are grossed out, concerned, and looking for a solution. Officials are dealing with blue green-algae, possibly toxins, and the stench of chlorine.
Melbourne‘s water department serves about 170,000 customers. Many of those customers say they are using only bottled water, because the situation right now is scary. Melbourne uses Lake Washington as a source.
The water department says all the state requirements for quality are being met.
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