State Representative ‘Fired Up’ Over Brevard County Water

State representative says there's no excuse for water disruption in Brevard County.
State representative says there's no excuse for water disruption in Brevard County. (Photo: FILE)

MELBOURNE, Florida – State Presentative Randy Fine says he’s “pretty fired up this morning about the ongoing infrastructure disaster” being played out across Brevard County.

Fine says the water failure on Thursday, which involved a water line break that cut service off to residents in Melbourne and other areas in Brevard County, was the last straw.

“My office is calling all water and sewage utilities in Brevard to develop a list of how many times, and on what dates, we have had service failures, including lack of service, boil water notices, requests to stop using services, and sewage released into the lagoon,” Fine said.

Fine says he will then share the list once it is done.

“This might be acceptable if it happened once in a blue moon. But these discharges are all too frequent. It is a disgrace,” Fine added.

Fine says there’s no excuse for water breakage in Brevard County, and residents shouldn’t have to be told that it’s from the rain.

“Guess what? This is Florida. It rains. We have hurricanes. In business, you plan for the worst and then hope for the best. In government, it seems you plan for the best, and then make excuses when the worst happens,” said Fine.

Fine also stated that Brevard County has a few basic functions, and making sure residents can wash their hands, their kids can drink out of the water fountains, and they don’t put feces in our waterways.

Fine said some Brevard County politicians think taxpayer funds are better spent on parades, art festivals, instituting carbon taxes, “hiring themselves for $100k second jobs, handing out corporate welfare, and taxpayer-paid monthly fancy dinners,” he said.

Fine says this is all unacceptable, and he’s furious. He stated that he will be working on legislation to address.

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Andy Hodges began his career in the field of radio and TV broadcasting where he worked for about a decade. The Jupiter, Florida resident then pursued computers as they were coming to market in the late 1980’s. Andy has owned a computer business, been a software programmer, and has worked as a Senior Systems Analyst/Engineer in the Information Technology sector in Atlanta. He eventually returned to the area in 2002. Andy is also the Editor-in-Chief for Sebastian Daily.
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