City of Cocoa Utilities Wins Award For Rockledge Interconnect Project
By Space Coast Daily // May 8, 2015
excellence in use of reclaimed water
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – The Florida Water Environment Association (FWEA) recently awarded the City of Cocoa Utilities Department with the David W. York Reuse Award for its Rockledge Interconnect Project.
The interconnect established an alternative source of reclaimed water disposal through a cooperative agreement between the cities of Rockledge and Cocoa.
The David W. York Water Reuse Award recognizes excellence in the use of reclaimed water.
Operated through a two-way valve system, Rockledge can supplement their reuse supply with reclaimed water from Cocoa, dispose of Cocoa’s surplus reclaimed water through their deep well injection, or supplement Cocoa’s reuse water supply in times of “high demand / low supply.”
During 2014 Cocoa sent a total of 359,372 gallons to Rockledge to supplement their reuse supply while a total of 66.65 million gallons of surplus was disposed of into their deep well.
No water was received from Rockledge to supplement Cocoa’s demand.
The interconnect was originally constructed during a US 1 improvement project in 2010.
Cocoa and Rockledge agreed to share the cost of installing a pipeline along the US 1 right-of-way and to make required modifications to the Rockledge Water Reclamation Facility that included some new piping and valves.
In April, 2013, Cocoa installed automated valves so plant operators could open and close valves remotely.
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