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In the spotlight at Brevard County Utility Services

In the Spotlight at Brevard County Utility Services

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Reclaimed water is highly treated domestic wastewater than can be sued for irrigation and other uses to extend our water supplies. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection regulates reclaimed water to meet strict water quality standards.

Reclaimed water coasts less than drinking water and reduces stress on drinking water supplies. It can also reduce fertilizer use since some nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus remain in the water. Use of reclaimed water reduces the amount of wastewater effluent disposed of in waterways.

Reclaimed water is typically used to irrigate lawns, landscapes, and golf courses. This water can also be used for street-sweeping operations, dust control, car and bus washing (rinse with potable water and towel to avoid spotting), decorative fountains, and fire protection - look for the purple fire hydrants.

Reclaimed water cannot be used for drinking, cooking, or filling swimming pools and spas.

During times of dry weather, demand for reclaimed water can exceed the supply so wastewater treatment plants will limit the amount sent to the reclaimed distribution system. For the lastest staus of reclaimed water service please call the Reuse Hotline for your area.

Suntree/Viera Area Reuse Hotline 321-637-5477
Merritt Island and Surrounding Areas 321-455-1339
Mims and Surrounding Areas 321-264-5099
Melbourne Beach and Surrounding Areas 321-952-4549

Reclaimed water usage is not restricted however we do recommend that our customers follow the St. Johns River Water Management District's watering restrictions located here.

If you have any further questions, please visit our Reclaimed Water page or you may contact Brevard County Utility Services Department at 321-633-2093.

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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2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way  Viera, FL 32940
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