City of Melbourne Issues Precautionary Boil Water Notice for Some South Beaches Customers

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water main break near area of Shannon Ave. and 14th Ave.

A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for some residents in the south beaches area.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The City of Melbourne has issued a precautionary boil water notice for some customers in the south beaches area after they say a contractor hit a 6″ water main in the area of Shannon Ave. and 14th Ave. in Indialantic. 

Over 2,100 homes are impacted in the notice area, which stretches from an area around Spessard Holland Golf Course to the southern limits of Melbourne’s water system.

Residents in the impacted area are asked to boil all water used for drinking, making ice, cooking, brushing teeth, or washing dishes, the city says.

A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient, they note while also adding that bottled water may be utilized as an alternative.

Eight homes are currently without water on 14th Avenue in Indialantic, the City of Melbourne says, with door hanger notices having been placed on each of the residences.

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The City of Melbourne says the water pressure in the distribution system dipped to 17 psi for five minutes, which is below the the 20 psi minimum set by the state.

The precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect until the water is deemed safe to drink by a bacteriological survey, which will be in approximately two days, the city says.

Residents will be notified via a Code Red message when the notice has been lifted. Additionally, the message will be posted on the city’s website and via social media.