In this section you will find helpful information about the City of West Melbourne's reclaimed water system. Please refer to the links on the left for important reuse information.
April 28, 2017 Reuse Update
In the current drought conditions, reuse demand continues to be at extraordinarily high levels. When too many users irrigate at the same time, pressures to any particular property drop. One of the pieces of advice the City can offer is that users consider programming their irrigation a bit later in their authorized cycle, where our recent demand curves have shown less than peak demand. For example, in south Westbrooke, those properties with odd numbered addresses will likely continue to see less pressure from the 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. part of their irrigation cycle, when demand has been peaking, than after 8 p.m., when demand starts to drop off. If the peak demand continues to persist as it has recently, the pressures for odd addresses in south Westbrooke should continuously improve from 8 p.m. right up until their irrigation cycle ends at 10 p.m.
Another suggestion, of course, is that homeowners perform routine maintenance of their irrigation systems. If homes on either side of your property seem to have adequate pressures, and your property does not, it may be that you have an irrigation system that is not performing at peak efficiency as it once did. Replacing sprinkler heads is one fairly inexpensive thing to consider trying that might just help.
For the Timber Ridge neighborhood, at the recommendation of the Timber Ridge HOA Board, starting next Tuesday, May 2, the City will be testing a new irrigation time of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will get the Timber Ridge neighborhood off the same irrigation cycle as the larger Oak Grove neighborhood, where demand has been very high. It is possible that significantly higher pressures for the Timber Ridge neighborhood will result, and homeowners may not only have to adjust their irrigation timers, but potentially their sprinkler heads as well.
As always, questions about reuse may be addressed to the City's contract operator, CH2M, at 984-0485.