Dec 16

Vacuum Truck Replacement - Your Stormwater Dollars At Work

Posted on December 16, 2020 at 4:37 PM by Rachel Horst

The City of Cocoa is 
public works employees working with vacuum truck
remodeling it’s Storm
water Vacuum Truck which is currently
 on a 1985 chassis. The equipment from the truck is being moved to a 2021 Mack chassis. This process will save the City nearly $400,000 by not having to replace the entire vehicle and should increase the service life of the vehicle for another 20 years. The Stormwater Division uses this vehicle to clean out debris from storm drains. This vehicle refurbishment is being done by the manufacturer near Jacksonville, FL and should be complete by March or April 2021. Due to the weight of the vehicle, this process cannot be done in house. This project is part of the 10-year Stormwater Master Plan.
Oct 05

Pineda Street Roadway Project

Posted on October 5, 2020 at 2:57 PM by Rachel Horst

Pineda street began as a standard roadway milling and resurfacing project but quickly revealed some failing underlying structural issues of the roadway needed to be replaced as well. Early on in the project, Public Works staff sought out a geotechnical investigation of the roadway to evaluate the structural integrity of the roadway base. This report revealed that the underlying components of the roadway were failing and needed to be replaced.
A full depth reclamation was completed which rebuilds the roadway by recycling the existing roadway material and extends the life of the road. The sidewalks were also reconstructed and a custom design crosswalk to Endeavour Elementary will offer inspiring messages for some of our youngest Cocoa residents on their way to and from school each day. This project is scheduled to be complete in the fall of this year.heavy equipment working on road
Jun 23

Michigan Avenue Force Main Extension

Posted on June 23, 2020 at 4:57 PM by Rachel Horst

Heavy equipment working on side of road, City of Cocoa utilities worker working on valve in hole

The Michigan Avenue Force Main and Reuse Main Extension Project is underway and close to completion, which will improve sewer and reclaimed water service in Cocoa. The Utilities Department identified the existing force main along U.S. Highway 1 as a possible point of failure within Cocoa's wastewater collection system. A force main is a pressurized sewer pipe that conveys wastewater in situations where gravity sewage flow is not possible. Pumps push the sewage through the force main from lower to higher elevations. The most cost-effective improvement was to extend the force main from U.S. Highway 1 to Clearlake Road, creating a circular flow path. During the design phase, engineers determined that Cocoa could save some money on a much need reclaimed water line extension by including it into the same project.

This project consists of installing 3,000 feet of 10-inch PVC force main from U.S. Highway 1 to Clearlake Road along Michigan Ave. The project also includes installing 123 feet of 4-Inch PVC, 1,310 feet of 6-Inch PVC, and 210 feet of 12-Inch Ductile Iron Pipe (DIP) to extend the reuse main from U.S. Highway 1 to Clearlake Road. The budget for the project is $1,083,000. It's
expected to be substantially complete by the end of June 2020.