Thursday, August 9, 2012

Water Main Break Causes Low Water Pressure

COCOA, Florida -- A water main break at on Victor Road in Cocoa, Florida, is creating low water pressure from as far north at Port St. John south through Cocoa, Rockledge, and Viera, Florida.  

The City of Cocoa water pressure is also being affected on the central Brevard County barrier islands of Merritt Island, Cape Canaveral, and Cocoa Beach, Florida.


Unincorporated areas of Brevard County between the above-listed cities are also affected as far south as north Melbourne, Florida.
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"The City of Cocoa Utilities Department is experiencing low pressure through out the distribution system due to water main breaks," said City of Cocoa Public Relations Officer Catherine Carter in an e-mail.  "Crews have been dispatched to assess the situation and will be making repairs through out the day.   


The area served by the City of Cocoa water system is generally bound to the south by the Pineda Causeway (County Road 404), to the west by the Brevard County and Orange/Osceola County boundary line, to the north by Kings Highway in Port St. John, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. The total area served is approximately 268 square miles. 



The system serves about 78,000 customers with a population of approximately 218,000.


UPDATE: Water pressure has been restored.