HURRICANE MATTHEW UPDATE: Power Restored to Cocoa Beach Water Treatment Plant
By Space Coast Daily // October 8, 2016
Matthew had stalled the city’s sewage system
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – As of 7 p.m. Friday, the Cocoa Beach water treatment facility power issue is currently being resolved and should be fully operational in a short time.
Earlier, residents of Cocoa Beach were allowed to return to their homes, though a power outage caused Friday by Hurricane Matthew had stalled the city’s sewage system.
That prompted a request to citizens to refrain from using toilets, showering, washing laundry or doing dishes.
The city feared the treatment plant might be overwhelmed before power was restored, and that thousands of gallons of raw sewage would need to be diverted into the Banana River.
They were attempting to limit sewage use.
Florida Power and Light has the power back on, and the city is expected to get the plant completely operational tonight. Call 2-1-1 with any questions.
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