ALERT: Cocoa Water Utilities Requests Conservation To Be Observed Through 8 p.m. Thursday

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As of Wednesday evening, the Cocoa Utilities Deparatment continues to make positive progress in restoring water pressure to its customers on Merritt Island.

SYSTEM-WIDE PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE IS STILL IN EFFECT

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – As of Wednesday evening, the Cocoa Utilities Deparatment continues to make positive progress in restoring water pressure to its customers on Merritt Island.

Central Merritt Island customers should begin seeing pressure improvement slowly over the next few hours.

“With the exception of customers who may not have potable water due to a main break nearby, all customers in the Cocoa Water System should begin to see increase and/or normal pressures over the next several hours,” said City of Cocoa Public Relations Specialist Samantha Senger.

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Mandatory Conservation Order Until Further Notice

The Cocoa Utilities Department is requesting a mandatory conservation order be observed from Wednesday night through 8 p.m. Thursday evening.

“The City of Cocoa crews have been hard at work to ensure the pressure system does not crash, please assist us in normalizing the system and return the water system to normal operations,” said Senger.

Please limit uses to no more water than is absolutely essential to your health and hygiene.

The purpose of the request is to strictly limit potable water usage in order to allow the water system to recover and restore pressure to all customers in the system.

The restrictions on water use will allow pressures system wide to recover to normal levels to resume for all customers. The water restriction will also allow critical water facilities such as storage tanks and booster stations to increase system storage and be ready to serve customers on Thursday.

It is critical that customers assist the City of Cocoa achieve the stabilization. Non-compliance could jeopardize the system pressures established and may extend the boil water notice requirements already in effect.

Allowable uses include drinking and cooking, limited toilet flushing and limited bathing.

Prohibited uses include lawn irrigation, dishwashing, pool filling, washing cars and hosing down decks.

If you use potable water for irrigation, please check your automatic clocks and ensure they are turned off for the next 24 hours.

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