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Sewer Line Rehab Project

You have seen the Insituform trucks around town and the CBNN’s announcing where the trucks will be in town. The City of Cocoa Beach is rehabbing sewer lines in the city.The Cocoa Beach gravity sewer system is approximately 50 miles of sewer pipe plus another 15 miles of force main. Sizes range from 8 inch up to 21 inch of vitrified clay pipe in the gravity system. The force main piping is made up of  ductile iron pipe, sizes ranging from 10 to 30 inch.The gravity system is old, anywhere from 30 to 50 years. Vitrified clay pipe was the best at the time to use due to durability, environment friendly and resistance to chemicals. The problem is it is brittle and over time with movement and settling clay pipe cracks. The introduction of PVC pipe has all but replaced vitrified clay.The sewer collection system in Cocoa Beach is in dire need of gravity line rehabilitation using a method called CIPP lining, (Cured In Place Pipe Lining) the major advantage is the absence of having to dig which ends up being quite cost effective.A felt bag with an epoxy based resin is pulled into the line through the manhole to the downstream manhole. At that point the bag is filled with hot water which forces the bag around the inside circumference of the pipe and also activates the resin. After a determined amount of time the water is released and you have basically a new pipe inside a pipe.Our plant is capable of processing up to 6 MGD (million gallons per day) we average  between 3 and 4 MGD. In storm events that amount can increase dramatically over that maximum due to inflow and infiltration. Most of the increase is due to compromised piping throughout the system.In 2011 Cues was hired to televise portions of the system along with our own televising crew we got a good handle on where the problems were with our piping. This is still a work in progress.The latter part of 2013 the city hired USSI to smoke test the city which we used to determine the above ground areas where inflow and infiltration was evident. In Sept 2014 the contractor Insituform along with pro liner started the rehabilitation of the city’s wastewater infrastructure. This phase of the project will take up to a year which will take care of approximately 10miles of bad pipe with even more to be done.

New Fire Station

NEW FIRE STATION 51

The new Fire Station is open for business! A great ribbon cutting was held February 17, 2015 complete with bagpipes, raising of the flag, and Slow and Low provided the food for all!

Thank you to the citizens of Cocoa Beach and the City Commissioners for making this new fire station possible!

   UPCOMING EVENTS and MEETINGS

                 

March 5, 2015                                CRA Meeting

                                                       6:00pm

                                                       City Commission Meeting

                                                       7:00pm

March  12, 2015                             Waterways Board

                                                       6:00pm

March 18, 2015                               Board of Adjustment

                                                      5:15pm

March 19, 2015                               City Commission

                                                      7:00pm

March 20, 2015                             Friday Fest

                                                   Downtown Cocoa Beach

                                                   6:00pm-10:00pm

March 23-27, 2015                       Spring Break Day Camp

ALL MEETINGS AT THE COCOA BEACH COMMISSION ROOM (2 S. Orlando Avenue)  unless otherwise noted.

www.cityofcocoabeach.com

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DAVE NETTERSTROM– MAYOR, SEAT 1

TIM TUMULTY– VICE MAYOR, SEAT 2

BEN MALIK-  COMMISSIONER, SEAT 3

SKIP WILLIAMS-  COMMISSIONER, SEAT  4

MIKE MILLER-  COMMISSIONER, SEAT 5

BOB MAJKA-  CITY MANAGER

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