Do you know where your water comes from? Cocoa Beach is surrounded by saltwater, but our freshwater resources are primarily sourced from groundwater and some surface water in Orange County. With growing populations and increasing impacts of sea level rise, conserving our precious freshwater resources is essential for future generations.
The City of Cocoa Beach operates the largest reclaimed water system in Brevard County, suppling residents with reclaimed water meeting EPA quality standards. Reclaimed water is the treated by-product of the wastewater treatment plant and is returned to residents and businesses through their irrigation systems. Using reclaimed water imposes less demand on potable and ground water and creates a positive recharge to the aquifer. Studies show that customers on reuse water save about 2,000 gallons of potable water per month! Please visit our website (http://www.cityofcocoabeach.com/277/Reclaimed-Water
) or email the Water Reclamation Department for future inquires at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Cocoa supplies drinking water to Cocoa Beach, Patrick Airforce Base, Cape Canaveral, Rockledge, Merritt Island, Canaveral Groves and a portion of unincorporated Brevard County. The City of Cocoa offers rebates to its customers if they commit to saving water through low flush toilets and installing rain barrels.Here’s how it works:Toilet Rebate Program:
Offers up to two $50 rebates to those who change out “pre-1994” high-volume toilets for EPA certified WaterSense high efficiency toilet (HETs). HETs use 1.28 gallons per flush, compared to 3.5 gallons or more per flush for older low efficiency toilets. Rain Barrel Rebate Program:
Offers up to two $50 rebates to those who install and use a rain barrel. Rain Barrels are generally low cost and are a great way to collect rain water for later use such as watering the garden or indoor plants.
For more information or to see if you are eligible for Rain Barrel or Toilet rebates please contact Donald Downs with the City of Cocoa Conservation Department at 321-433-8705 or email email@example.com.