Drinking Water


The City of Cocoa provides water to its own 20,000 residents as well as 278,000 residents in Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, Rockledge, Merritt Island, Canaveral Groves, Patrick Air Force Base, and a large portion of unincorporated central Brevard County. Total area served is approximately 268 square miles in Brevard County. The City of Cocoa sells water to the City of Titusville and the great outdoors.

Cocoa’s Drinking Water System

The Water System processes approximately 8.2 billion gallons of water each year with peak flows reaching 27.1 mgd (million gallons per day) during the summer. The average daily flow has increased from 22 mgd in 1990 to more than 22.7 mgd in 2012.

In the last decade, the number of customers (meters connected to the water system) increased from 48,500 in 1990 to more than 80,000 in 2012.

Drinking Water System

  • The Well Field
  • Taylor Creek Reservoir
  • Aquifer Storage and Recovery Wells
  • Wewahootee Water Treatment Plant
  • Claude H. Dyal Water Treatment Plant
All of these facilities are located in east Orange County. The Transmission and Distribution System, including storage and pumping facilities, is located in central Brevard County.