The public advisory for Turkey Creek has been lifted effective October 2, 2014. 

The sample results required by the department of health meet acceptable levels that support rescinding the public advisory. Signage has been removed from the areas along the waterway, and the public may resume normal activities in Turkey Creek.


As of noon Saturday [September 27], Palm Bay Utilities Department was able to stop the discharge of partially-treated wastewater into a local canal. As rains persist this week, Utilities personnel will continue to monitor the waterway with guidance from Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Florida Department of Health. 

“All downstream test results have come in below the allowable limit required by the department of health; however, we will continue to monitor the area over the next few days before lifting the advisory,” said Katie Ennis, assistant utilities director.  [MORE]


After working around the clock to drain overflow ponds at the Palm Bay Utilities wastewater treatment plant, operators were able to stop the discharge of partially-treated wastewater into a local canal at approximately noon today.

The advisory will remain in effect until test results are satisfactory.  Residents are urged to take precautions to limit contact with Turkey Creek. Specifically, residents should abstain from swimming and fishing in Turkey Creek until further notice.  [MORE]


The Palm Bay Utilities Department (PBUD) has issued an advisory to city residents of a wastewater discharge affecting Turkey Creek. Due to the recent heavy rains in the area, the Palm Bay Utilities Wastewater Treatment facility has experienced a larger than average volume of wastewater and stormwater on site. As a result of the inundation all storage and treatment capacity at the facility has been reached, and partially-treated wastewater has overflowed into a canal that feeds into Turkey Creek. Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and Florida Department of Health have been notified, and the Utilities Department is working closely with both agencies to properly address the situation and ensure that the overflow does not present health hazards to residents. [MORE]

Palm Bay Utilities Department is an ISO 14001:2004 certified water and wastewater utility.  Our department provides clean, reliable, drinking water to over 32,000 customer accounts as well as sanitary sewer service to over 15,000 accounts throughout the City.  We also provide reclaimed water service to a limited number of customers within our service area.

We are committed to the environment and protecting our natural resources.  Through our Environmental Management System known as GreenWay, our staff works to ensure that our operations are efficient and effective and that they do not negatively impact the environment.  We are dedicated to continual improvement in every area of our organization - from customer service to plant operations. 

Our staff of 135 highly skilled and trained professionals works hard each and every day to provide you with the best service and product possible. Our day revolves around you, because we know that you depend on us.

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