Water trickles and thousands enjoy a collective sigh of clean relief
Water trickles and thousands enjoy a collective sigh of clean relief.
The past few days have been hot, grimy, showerless and flush-free, after Hurricane Irma knocked out water service early Monday for Cocoa’s 82,000 customers, including those on Cocoa Beach.
Like thousands of Brevardians, the Hutchersons went days without water, and still lacked power.
Their water had just come back on, but remained under a boil advisory.
When pipes break in the lagoon, the city uses a diver to fix them.
Exactly how Hurricane Irma broke the lines underneath the lagoon remains unclear.
"Right now, we are isolating around the break to get water to customers in that area.
"About an hour ago, it just started trickling in our house, enough to fill the toilets, so we can actually flush for the first time in several days," said a relieved Chris McCall, a Cocoa Beach resident.
The city of Cocoa in coordination through the state of Florida has arranged for the Florida Army National Guard to provide four bottled water distribution points for customers affected by the loss of water pressure from Hurricane Irma.
Merritt Island, 785 E. Merritt Island Causeway (South Sykes Creek Boulevard) This is an effort to help provide bottled drinking water as the city works to restore water service.