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Melbourne's Water Supply

The City of Melbourne supplies drinking water for its population of about 77,000 and also for citizens located in surrounding cities and population centers in South Brevard County. This distribution service area is approximately 100 square miles.

There are approximately 58,000 water accounts servicing approximately 140,000 people in Melbourne, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach, Palm Shores, Melbourne Village and a portion of Brevard County. In addition, wholesale water service is provided to West Melbourne, with additional account holders and customers served.


Irrigation Schedule

Irrigation days and hours are restricted by order of the St. Johns River Water Management District water conservation rules, and by City ordinance.  The table below explains when irrigation is allowed.  More information about water conservation measures is available from the regional water management agency
Time of Year Homes with odd numbered or no addresses Homes with even numbered addresses Nonresidential Properties
Daylight Savings Time Wednesday/Saturday Thursday/Sunday Tuesday/Friday
Eastern Standard Time Saturday Sunday Tuesday

  • Daylight saving time: Second Sunday in March until the first Sunday in November
  • Eastern Standard Time: First Sunday in November until the second Sunday in March
  • An odd numbered address is one that ends in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9.
  • An even numbered address is one that ends in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8.
  • Water only when needed and not between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Water for no more than one hour per zone.
  • Restrictions apply to private wells and pumps, ground or surface water and water from public and private utilities.
  • Reclaimed water is exempt from the restrictions

City of Melbourne Water Facts

Melbourne's water production facilities utilize both the innovative Actiflo surface water treatment process and a state-of-the-art reverse osmosis process. A total available capacity of 26.5 million gallons per day can be provided to the system's 150,000 consumers.

Two water reclamation facilities treat the wastewater from the City's 39,000 connections and reclaim approximately 46 percent of the wastewater flow as reuse water for landscape irrigation.

An award-winning Conservation Through Education program serves as the foundation for a comprehensive water conservation effort.

Find more water saving tips at "Florida's Water," sponsored by the St. Johns River Water Management District in partnership with the City of Melbourne.

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Lake Washington - Click image for a tour of our photo gallery

Lake Washington provides a surface water supply for the Melbourne area.

Water pumped from Lake Washington is treated at the John A. Buckley Surface Water Treatment Plant.

City of Melbourne, FL Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant  -  Click image for a tour of our photo gallery

The Joe Mullins Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant was put into operation in 1995 and processes water drawn from deep wells.