COCOA WATER UPDATE: System Is Pressurized, Now Delivering Water Throughout System

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mandatory conservation order IN EFFECT

Cocoa Utilities officials reported at 10 a.m. Thursday that the system is pressurized and delivering water throughout the system. The Cocoa Utilities Department is requesting a mandatory conservation order be observed through 8 p.m. Thursday evening.

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Cocoa Utilities officials reported at 10 a.m. Thursday that the system is pressurized and delivering water throughout the system.

“Some customers still may not have water due to main breaks and city crews are continuing to repair water lines where breaks have occurred,” said City of Cocoa Public Relations Specialist Samantha Senger.

“Customers who have water may experience pressure fluctuations or possibly lower pressures than normal as the system continues to stabilize and establish normal pressures though approximately 1,300 miles of pipe.”

EVERYONE IS STILL CURRENTLY UNDER A BOIL WATER NOTICE

The water system was pressurized in zones and the rescinding of the boil water notices will also be issued in zones, with the exception of water main breaks. All water main breaks within each zone must be cleared individually by addresses.

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Mandatory Conservation Order

The Cocoa Utilities Department is requesting a mandatory conservation order be observed 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.

STAY TUNED TO SPACE COAST DAILY FOR UPDATES

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