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Melbourne's Water Supply and Distribution
Water Demands
The average daily water demand for the City's system is approximately 15.2 million gallons per day, with a maximum demand flow rate of 19 million gallons per day and a maximum peak hourly demand of approximately 24.1 million gallons per day. These demand conditions are met by two water treatment facilities with two ground storage tanks, five elevated storage tanks, and three booster pump stations with on-site storage facilities.

Melbourne's water quality continues to exceed the standards set forth by both the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the State Department of Environmental Protection.  Melbourne's water has fluoride added, which meets the optimum fluoride level guidelines as required by law.  
 

Two Plants Meet Customers' Water Needs
The City's two water treatment facilities include the John A. Buckley
Surface Water Treatment Plant
and the Joe Mullins Reverse Osmosis (R/O) Treatment Facility

The permitted peak capacity of the surface WTP is 20.0 MGD. The capacity of the R/O plant is 6.5 MGD when 1.5 MGD of raw well water is blended with R/O product water. As a result, the total drinking water capacity now available is 26.5 MGD. Currently, the average daily demand is being met through the production and blending of 11.4 MGD of water from the surface WTP and 3.8 MGD of water from the R/O WTP. 
 

Floridan Aquifer Provides Groundwater Source
The Joe Mullins Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant was put into operation in 1995 with a 6.5 MGD capacity and a 4.0 million gallon ground water storage tank. The R/O WTP's raw water supply is obtained from three Floridan Aquifer wells at close to 850 feet underground. Each yields approximately 3.1 million gallons per day.
 
Lake Washington Provides Surface Source
Water treated at the John A. Buckley Surface Water Treatment Plant is pumped from the Lake Washington Surface Water Treatment Plant, which is the third uppermost of the naturally connected upper St. Johns River lakes. The lake is one of the few surface water supplies of drinking water in Florida.
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Lake Washington - Click image for a tour of our photo gallery

Lake Washington provides a surface water supply for the Melbourne area.

Water pumped from Lake Washington is treated at the John A. Buckley Surface Water Treatment Plant.

City of Melbourne, FL Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant  -  Click image for a tour of our photo gallery

The Joe Mullins Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant was put into operation in 1995 and processes water drawn from deep wells. 

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