City contracts for valve, hydrant assessment program

The City of Cocoa Utilities Department in Florida has entered into a professional services contract with Mueller Service Co. to provide fire hydrant and valve assessment, maintenance, repair and replacement services throughout the city’s service area.

PLANT CITY, FL, July 12, 2012 – The City of Cocoa Utilities Department has entered into a professional services contract with Mueller Service Co. to provide fire hydrant and valve assessment, maintenance, repair and replacement services throughout the city’s service area.

The City of Cocoa provides water services to a population of more than 230,000 people and covers a geographic territory of approximately 270 square miles.

Under this program, the first of its kind for Cocoa, the service company is contracted to assess approximately 4,000 valves and 1,500 hydrants during the initial phase of the assessment program. Throughout this process, the company will collect physical and operating information for each asset, laying the foundation for ongoing, proactive valve and fire hydrant assessment and maintenance.

In advance of the project, which began earlier this year, Mueller worked closely with representatives from the City of Cocoa and CH2M HILL for several months to develop a comprehensive approach to inventorying and assessing the entire potable water transmission and distribution system within the targeted two-year project duration. The current project is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2013.

“Cocoa fully understands the importance of knowing the condition of its infrastructure,” said Andrew Apgar, National Sales Manager for Mueller Service Co. “The asset data collected under this program will help enhance their ability to make sound operating and capital budget decisions and to create a sustainable preventative maintenance program.”

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