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Boltless Restraint Chosen for Multifaceted Installation in Cocoa, Fla.
Oct 8, 2013
The city of Cocoa, Fla. faced a few challenges when constructing a water transmission main that would enhance the city’s fire protection. The main would have to run down a power easement, through a wetland (with oyster beds) during hurricane season, and through micro-tunnels under a major interstate below sea level.
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Building It Right: State-of-the-Art Wastewater Treatment Plant in Escambia County, Fla.
Sep 10, 2013
Planning for a new wastewater treatment plant in Pensacola, Fla., had already begun when Hurricane Ivan hit in 2004. But that planning accelerated after Ivan’s Category 3 winds pummeled the area, knocked out operations at the city’s downtown wastewater treatment plant and caused untreated sewage to flow in the streets with Ivan’s storm surge. ECUA’s response to the hurricane is now the state-of-the-art Central Water Reclamation Facility (CWRF), which began operations in August 2010.
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AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe Protects the Environment in South Florida
Dec 1, 2010
The $50 million Lake Region Water Treatment Plant allowed three cities to end their reliance on Lake Okeechobee as a water source, providing relief to the lake in drought conditions. The Lake Region facility is located in western Palm Beach County and has a production capacity of 10 million gallons per day. Drawing water from the Upper Floridan aquifer instead of Lake Okeechobee, it serves Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay, eliminating or reducing future withdrawals from the lake by those communities.
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