This page contains all news updates issued by the City of Melbourne regarding Hurricane Irma. This page will be updated as conditions change.
Countywide updates regarding shelters, evacuation routes, causeway re-openings after the storm, and other important information, will be distributed by Brevard County Emergency Management on their Twitter and Facebook pages.
Text “FOLLOW BREVARDEOC” to 40404 to receive updates from Brevard County by text message.
You can also call 211 with specific questions or concerns.
Please Continue to Conserve Water
We continue to urge all Melbourne water customers to strictly conserve water use until further notice.
Do not do anything that uses more water than is absolutely essential to your health and hygiene. Do not wash cars, hose down decks, fill pools. Please use as little water as possible for bathing, cooking or cleaning.
Melbourne water customers are in the following communities:
• Indian Harbour Beach
• Melbourne Beach
• Melbourne Village
• Palm Shores
• Satellite Beach
• West Melbourne
• Unincorporated Brevard South of Pineda Causeway (Customers who live in unincorporated Brevard County located south of Pineda Causeway and receive a water bill from the City of Melbourne. Suntree and Viera are served by the Cocoa water system – not Melbourne.)
Hurricane Irma has considerably degraded the water quality in our main source of water, Lake Washington. It is taking a great deal more water in the production process to treat and deliver safe water for our customers.
Until conditions change, we will not be able to keep up with current demand.
The water is currently safe, but if current demand is not reduced, we will have to issue a system-wide Precautionary Boil Water Notice.