I had my water tested for free and they are saying I have some issues with my water, is my water safe?

After responding to numerous calls concerning "free water testing services" from companies who include in their company titles words like "Florida" and "utilities", Cocoa Utilities representatives are informing customers that the City of Cocoa does not represent these companies or endorse their testing methodology. The City of Cocoa meets or exceeds all testing and MCL’s set by regulatory agencies. If at any point the city does fall into violation a public notice would be sent out as required by DEP. Water treatment salespeople use many tactics, including the sludge test - exaggerating the amount of minerals in water and making it seem harmful. The color change test - using a chemical to change water color making the homeowner think the water is contaminated. And horror stories - showing news articles about toxic waste, etc. For more information see:

EPA’s secondary non-mandatory maximum contaminant limits

Primary mandatory maximum contaminant limits

Cocoa’s Annual Water Quality Report

Information Test & Results Interpretation Brevard County Health Department Ph: (321) 454-7111

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1. What are the hours for Customer Service?

Payment Kiosk

3. How does the payment kiosk work?
4. What if my service has been interrupted?
5. Is the drop box still available?
6. Do I need to have my bill with me to pay at the kiosk?
7. Does the payment kiosk provide receipts?
8. Does the payment kiosk provide change?
9. Does the payment kiosk accept coins?
10. Do payments post to my account immediately?

General FAQs

12. How do I start utility service?
13. If my service has been disconnected for non-payment, how do I get my water restored?
14. What if my home is used as a seasonal property?

Bills and Payments

16. How can I pay my bill? Where should I mail my payment?
17. How often will I be billed?
18. What occurs if my payment is late?
19. Why do I have two late fees on one bill?
20. What happens if I don't receive a bill?

High Consumption and Leaks

22. How can I receive a credit for a pool fill?
23. Meters and Reading the Meter
24. How does Cocoa read the meter when it is covered by dirt or under water?
25. Who owns the water meter?
26. What is the watering restriction?
27. Does Cocoa ever estimate water meter readings?
28. How do we know the meter did not speed up?
29. How can I read my water meter?

Water Line Breaks

31. What if I have a water line break?
32. What if I have a water line break after hours or on weekends?


34. Are there any Senior Citizen or Disabled Citizen discounts?
35. What is a cross connection?

Water Quality Questions

37. Why do I sometimes see black particles in my water?
38. I had my water tested for free and they are saying I have some issues with my water, is my water safe?
39. Is tap water safe to be used for kidney dialysis?
40. Can I use regular tap water in my aquarium?
41. Can you recommend a water treatment device?
42. Is bottled water safer than tap water?
43. My tap water has a brown, red, or yellow color tint, what can I do?
44. My tap water sometimes looks milky or opaque, why is that?
45. The aerators on my faucets have white particles on them and there are white particles in my water. What is this?
46. Why is there white residue sometimes on my dishes, the shower, and in the ice cubes?
47. Why is it hard to get the soap off my hands, body, hair, clothes or car? (Hardness of water?)
48. Sometimes I smell an odor coming from my tap. What could this be?
49. My water smells and tastes like chlorine or bleach, what can I do?
50. Is fluoride in my drinking water?
51. What is the red/pink tinted stuff in my shower, toilet, or pet bowl?
52. What if I did not find an answer to my question about Drinking Water?
53. What is "backflow"