Boil water notice lifted for city of Melbourne, officials say

By: WFTV Web Staff


MELBOURNE, Fla. - UPDATE: The entire city of Melbourne is no longer under a boil water notice, city officials announced Monday.

UPDATE 10/8/17: The precautionary boil water notice issued on Oct. 5 is hereby rescinded for all Melbourne water customers EXCEPT for those who live in the North Waterway Estates subdivision on the following streets:

Thrush Drive
Sparrow Drive
Eagle Drive
Finch Drive
Ibis Lane
Meadolark Lane
Dove Lane
Blue Jay Lane
Skylark Blvd.

A satisfactory completion of the bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink for all other customers.

Additional test results for the customers living in the North Waterway Estates subdivision are expected to be available Monday, Oct. 9. We will issue an update as soon as these test results are available.

UPDATE 10/7/17: Melbourne water customers are still under a precautionary boil water notice, officials said.

The earliest water quality test results will arrive Sunday.

Officials said once test results are in, officials will provide an update on whether the water is safe or if further testing is necessary. 

UPDATE: All Melbourne water customers were under a boil water notice Thursday after a water main break at the city's water production factility.

Schools are continuing under normal operations. Restrooms remain open and hand sanitizer has been distributed throughout the schools, officials said Friday.


Water service was restored Thursday night after the break, but crews continued working to identify the cause so it can be repaired. 


Water customers were urged to conserve water until the water main is repaired. 


No timetable was available on how long it would take for the repairs to be completed.


The boil water notice affects the following areas:

  • Indialantic
  • Indian Harbour Beach
  • Melbourne
  • Melbourne Beach
  • Melbourne Village
  • Palm Shores
  • Satellite Beach
  • 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, which are served by the Cocoa water system, are not included.
  • West Melbourne


UPDATE: The city of West Melbourne posted a statement on its website that said, 

"Late this afternoon, a large number of water customers in Melbourne and West Melbourne lost water pressure.


West Melbourne receives its water from the city of Melbourne and distributes the water through West Melbourne’s own water distribution system.


The problem appears to be at or very near the Melbourne Water Production Facilities at Lake Washington.


Melbourne Utilities is aware of the problem and has been working to remedy the situation.


In the meantime, if you lost water pressure this afternoon, when it is restored, it would be safer to boil your water before consuming it."


EARLIER: The entire city of Melbourne was without water Thursday due to a leak at the city water plant, officials said.


A supervisor with police dispatch reported the leak shortly before 5 p.m.


It’s still unclear how long the water will be out.


Stay with for updates.  

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