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The City of Cocoa Utilities Department is responsible for over 17,000 valves and over 6,000 hydrants in their potable water distribution system. In 2012, the Utilities Department implemented a Valve and Hydrant Assessment and Repair Program as part of their system-wide, long-term, preventative maintenance program. The valves and hydrants evaluated and repaired under this program are critical for the operation and maintenance of the water distribution system. This Program will minimize the potential for impacts to the community associated with water main breaks, damages and subsequent repairs.
The initial assessment program found 261 inoperable system valves that were then prioritized through risk scoring. By 2016, Cocoa Utilities had addressed over 249 of these inoperable valves. Repair of the remaining valves were determined to require specialized skills that could not be provided in-house and would require contracted services.
In 2017, Cocoa Utilities contracted the design of the replacement of the remaining inoperable valves and construction activities will begin in the summer of 2018. These activities and the associated locations are summarized below.
Location 1: Replacement of two existing 6-inch valves at the intersection of Monte Carlo Court and Porpoise Street on Merritt Island.Location 2: Replacement of an existing 6-inch valve at the intersection of Gateway Drive and Newfound Harbor on Merritt Island.Location 3: Replacement of an existing 4-inch valve at the intersection of Canal Drive and Date Drive in Cocoa.Location 4: Replacement of an existing 6-inch and an existing 4-inch valve at the intersection of Brockington Circle and Western Avenue in Cocoa.Location 5: Replacement of two existing 12-inch valves at the canal crossing at Banana River Drive between Central Street and Bayside Street on Merritt Island.Location 6: Replacement of an existing 4-inch and 6-inch valve and addition of two 8-inch valves at the intersection of Hayes Avenue and Ridgewood Avenue on Cocoa Beach.Location 7: Replacement of an existing 8-inch valve at the intersection of Seminole Drive and Barton Boulevard in Rockledge.Location 8: Replacement of an existing 6-inch valve and addition of an 8- inch valve at the intersection of Dixon Boulevard and Clearlake Road in Cocoa.