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Water main break shuts down road in Indian Harbour Beach

Boil water notice issued

Crews work to repair a water main break at Bay Drive and East Burns Boulevard in Indian Harbour Beach on Sunday (Photo: Tim Shortt / FLORIDA TODAY)
Crews work to repair a water main break at Bay Drive and East Burns Boulevard in Indian Harbour Beach on Sunday (Photo: Tim Shortt / FLORIDA TODAY)

INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, Fla. – Utility crews are working to repair a water main break in Indian Harbour Beach Sunday, causing some low-pressure concerns but so far, no official boil water notices, authorities reported.

Melbourne issued a precautionary boil water about 1 p.m. for beachside residents living between Wallace Ave. - just north of Eau Gallie Boulevard and Pineda Causeway. The notice was issued about 1 p.m., News 6 partner Florida Today reported.

Melbourne authorities say residents should boil all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes. A rolling boil of one minute is recommended. The notice does not affect mainland customers. 

Earlier, before the boil water notice was issued, Satellite Beach warned residents to ‘use their own judgment’ regarding boiling water until authorities update the status of the pipe failure.

The water main break – affecting a 12-inch main – happened early Sunday near Burns Boulevard and Bay Drive, sending hundreds of gallons of water spilling over the roadway. Motorists traveling in the beachside community are urged to avoid the area. Melbourne utility crews are also on site.