IMAGE OF THE DAY: Severe Weather Over Cocoa Shrouds City’s Landmark Water Tank
By Space Coast Daily // August 7, 2017
1.5 million gallon tank serves 80,000 customers
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – In the above image by Alex Candelario, the City of Cocoa water tank is shrouded with menacing storm clouds during a recent afternoon storm on the Space Coast.
Cocoa’s signature landmark was honored as the 2015 “Tank of the Year” and features three 25-foot high American flags.
The flags were originally painted in 1976 by a Greek immigrant to celebrate the nation’s Bicentennial. When a resurfacing project came up for approval to City Council, the flags remaining on the tank was a necessity.
The 1.5 million gallon tank is used to maintain constant pressure in the distribution system which supplies more than 22.7 million gallons of drinking water per day to approximately 80,000 customers in central Brevard County, including Kennedy Space Center, Port Canaveral and Patrick Air Force Base.
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