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In the Spotlight at Brevard County Utility Services

The 2016 Water Quality Reports are now available on the Drinking Water page.

Barefoot Bay     Mims    San Sebastian Woods


RECLAIMED WATER
IN THE SUNTREE/VIERA AREA
In order to maximize the availability of the reclaimed water in the Suntree/Viera area, Brevard County Utilities has implemented a schedule that will allow fair access to all customers.

Beginning June 12, 2017, reclaimed water will be available at the following days and times:

Customer on the West side of I-95 will have access to reclaimed water on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:01am to 11:00am.

Customers on the East side of I-95 will have access to reclaimed water Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:01am to 11:00am. 

Reclaimed water will not be available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in order to allow the reclamation facility time to recharge its supply for future dry events. Golf courses will not be supplied with reclaimed water until further notice.

Please set your irrigation timers to coincide with these days and times. Each zone should be adjusted to irrigate for the shortest period of time to maintain live lawn conditions. Any maintenance to your irrigation system would also need to be scheduled during these times.

Regular updates will also be given on the Reuse Hotline 321-637-5477
Press 1 for the Mims Area
Press 2 for Merritt Island and Port St John Area
Press 3 for the Viera/Suntree Area
Press 4 for the Melbourne Beach Area

We appreciate your patience during this time. If you have any further questions please call 321-633-2093.

Water Shortage Warning

Brevard County was recently placed under a Water Shortage Warning Order due to lower than average rainfall conditions across Central Florida by the St Johns Water Management District.

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The objective of the Water Shortage Order Warning Order is to reduce water use and increase awareness of the need to conserve water in order to prevent potential adverse environmental and economic impacts such as:

  • Supply problems for private well users due to lower aquifer levels
  • Lower lake levels, beyond the natural lower levels resulting from the drought itself, which might increase impacts to natural systems and recreational or commercial uses
  • Creation of a deficit from which it would take longer to recover with the return of normal rainfall
  • Degrading water quality in wells located in some parts of the district
  • Greater potential for sinkhole formation in limited areas

The Water Shortage Order is different from Watering Restrictions. Lawn Watering Restrictions are year-round mandatory restrictions that specify the days and hours (4pm to 10am) when you may water your lawn.  A water shortage order is a temporary measure, which includes additional voluntary and mandatory restrictions and is issued because of below-average rainfall, groundwater and surface water flows, and in anticipation of prolonged drought.

How can you help?

The largest water savings can be obtained by reducing the amount of water used on lawns and landscapes. Please set your irrigation timers to coincide with these days and times. Each zone should be adjusted to irrigate for the shortest period of time to maintain live lawn conditions.

Learn how you can have a beautiful landscape that could save you time, energy and money while protecting our future through Florida Friendly LandscapingTM.
Florida Friendly LandscapingTM
means using low-maintenance plants and environmentally sustainable practices. Choosing the right plant for the right place goes a long way towards conserving water. Look for fertilizers with slow-release nitrogen and little or no phosphorous. Never fertilize within 10 feet of any water body, and don’t fertilize before a heavy rain.  Mulch helps retain soil moisture, protects plants and inhibits weed growth.

For tips on saving water please visit: Water Conservation/Saving Water
For more information on Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ please visit http://ffl.ifas.ufl.edu/

 

 
Brevard County Utility Services Department operates six wastewater treatment plants and three drinking water plants, providing quality drinking water, reclaimed irrigation water, and wastewater services throughout Brevard County.   As an enterprise operation, the Utility is funded entirely from customer user fees and does not receive any tax dollars.

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The system operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and must meet numerous State and Federal regulations, which require a dedicated team from a variety of disciplines working together to oversee the Utility infrastructure and assets.

The economic climate of the past several years created a challenge to the prioritization of resources needed to continually operate, maintain and update an aging infrastructure.  In 2013 an asset evaluation was performed that identified how to best manage our resources and sustain the integrity of the current system, as well as budget, plan and anticipate future water and wastewater demands.  Our customers can look forward to a variety of important improvements over the next few years.

Brevard County Utility Services Department is committed to providing high quality services and customer feedback is critical to our success in meeting this goal.  We welcome any comments or suggestions that you care to make concerning our services or this web page. Please feel free to contact the Utility Services Director, James Helmer, by email or at the address and telephone number to the right on any matter concerning our department, our services, or our plans for the future.
Utility Services Department
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Building A, Suite 213
Viera, FL 32940

Phone: (321) 633-2091
Fax: (321) 633-2095
E-mail the Director, James Helmer

 

For Boil Water Notice Updates please call:
Mims (321) 633-2118
Barefoot Bay/San Sebastian Woods  (321) 952-4610

 

After Hours/Emergency Contact Info:
(321) 455-1338 - except Barefoot Bay Area
(772)664-5916 - Barefoot Bay Area

 



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