MELBOURNE, Fla. — Thousands of people along Brevard County's beachside are being asked to boil their water Friday morning.

On Thursday, a 12-inch water main break happened at South Patrick Drive and Jackson Avenue.

The water pressure dropped for those living in from DeSoto Parkway north to Pineda Causeway.

Crews with Melbourne Public Works have been working since then to make repairs.

A precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect until the water is declared safe to drink.

"Therefore, as a precaution, we advise that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes, be boiled. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an alternative, bottled water may be used," the city cautioned on Thursday.