City Issues Precautionary Boil Water Notice to Customers in South Beaches
Crews continue to work to repair the water main break at Shannon Avenue and 14th Avenue in Indialantic. Repairs are expected to be completed soon. The break was caused by a contractor who hit a 6" water main.
There are currently 8 homes without water on 14th Avenue near the break (136, 130, 122, 114, 133, 123, 115 and 105). Door hanger notices have been distributed to each of these residences.
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 dropped to 17 psi for 5 minutes. This is below the minimum of 20 psi allowed by state regulations.
Due to this brief drop in water pressure, as a precaution, we advise 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.
In addition to the eight customers on 14th Avenue, the drop in pressure also affected 2,126 customers on the beach at the area of the Spessard Holland Golf Course south to the southern limits of Melbourne's water system. (Spessard Holland Golf Course is located at 2374 Oak Street, Melbourne Beach. This notice affects customers who are south of the golf course to the end our system, which is roughly in the area of Spoonbill Lane. Residents on the east side of A1A at Spoonbill Lane are at the end of our system. However, residents on Spoonbill Lane are not on our system.)
This precautionary boil water notice is expected to remain in effect until the required bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink (approximately two days). 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.
We will alert affected customers via a Code Red call and will also post it on the City of Melbourne website and the city's Twitter and Facebook pages as soon as the precautionary boil water notice is lifted.
If you live in the affected area and have not signed up for Code Red, you can do so on the the City’s Website. If you cannot sign up online, please call (321) 608-5080.
For answers to frequently asked questions about Precautionary Boil Water Notices, please see this webpage. If you have a question that is not answered here, please call (321) 608-5000.