Boil-water alert lifted for beachside Melbourne residents


MELBOURNE, Fla. - A boil-water alert for Melbourne was lifted late Friday morning, according to city officials.

The alert affected 12,000 people in Melbourne. 

A water line became dislodged while crews were doing repairs to a fire hydrant, causing a major break in the water main, city officials said.

John Antosiak lives nearby and said he saw the explosion happen.

"We were walking over to the beach and saw the big explosion of water coming out of the ground," he said.

The break resulted in little or no water pressure for beachside residents who live between Pineda Causeway and Eau Gallie Boulevard.

Those residents were also under a precautionary boil-water alert.

The boil-water alert remained in effect until tests were done on the water.

The manager of a local Dunkin Donuts told Channel 9 it was hard to make the coffee and iced lattes without water and tough to boil it for so many customers. He said the business would be closed until the boil-water alert was lifted