Utility Services Department
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. 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. As an enterprise operation, the Utility
Services Department is funded entirely from customer user fees and does not receive any tax dollars
Brevard County Utility Services Department is committed to providing high quality services and customer feedback is critical to our success in meeting this goal.
Notice of Hydrant Maintenance and Assessment in Mims
Jun 17, 2020, 10:39 AM
Utility Services Department
On June 22, 2020, maintenance of the fire hydrants in Brevard County’s Mims water system will begin and continue until July of 2020.
A hydrant testing and flushing program is very important to the maintenance of a domestic water distribution system. On June 22, 2020, maintenance of the fire hydrants in Brevard County’s Mims water system will begin and continue until July of 2020.
R&M Service Solutions, Brevard County’s contractor, is conducting the fire hydrant maintenance and assessment program. During this period, hydrants will be flushed and maintenance.
The process of flushing fire hydrants is an important preventative maintenance activity for our potable water system. This enhances long term water quality by removing sediments from inside the mainline and flushing them out through the hydrant. Flushing, which may appear to waste potable water, provides Brevard County Utility Services Department the proper means to clean and refresh the water distribution system. The purpose of conducting a flushing program is to improve water quality, conserve water when flushing, gather information and provide knowledge to conduct proper management for years to come. The increased flow actually scours the inside of the pipeline and removes silt and mineral deposits out of the water system.
During the flushing process, it is not uncommon for a yellow, brown or reddish tint to appear in your water. Harmless deposits settle out in the water mains and flushing the fire hydrants stirs the deposits, sometimes causing a brief discoloration of the water.
Here is what you should do if hydrant flushing is taking place in your neighborhood:
- If you encounter discolored water following hydrant flushing, run the cold water taps only. Do not use hot water taps throughout your home for 5 to 15 minutes, or until water clears. This allows discolored water to work its way out of your household plumbing. If you do experience discolored water on your hot side, flush in the same manner as the cold system.
- Don’t do laundry while or shortly after flushing taking place. The discolored water can sometimes stain fabrics. Wait until water runs clear at your taps before using your washing machine and wash a load of dark clothes first.
- If, after flushing, your water pressure or volume seems low, clean faucet screen to remove silt and mineral sediment that could be obstructing water flow.
For more information, or if you experience water quality problems lasting more than five hours following hydrant flushing, please contact Brevard County Utility Services Department, Mims Water Plant at (321) 264-5130.
2020 Water and Sewer Rates
Brevard County provides sanitary sewer services to the county, but ONLY provides water service to Mims. This excludes Barefoot Bay. Please check their different rate schedule. For other provided water services please check their website for rates.
Bills issued on or after February 1, 2020 will reflect a 2.1% increase as authorized by Barefoot bay Water and Sewer District Resolution number 13-002, adopted December 17, 2013.
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