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Cocoa will perform the test in 2020 as required by FDEP.
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A synthetic organic contaminant (SOC) is a group of contaminants that includes pesticides, PCB and dioxin. For more information from Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), please visit: https://floridadep.gov/water/source-drinking-water/content/synthetic-organic-contaminants-and-their-standards.
FDEP requires all Utility systems to perform a test for SOCs twice every three years.
A sample was taken on February 27, 2018 and no SOCs were detected. The required test was performed twice in 2014 as well and no SOCs were detected.
FDEP requires that all utility customers are informed when the test has not been performed.
The City of Cocoa Utilities Department is committed to providing clean, fresh drinking water to all customers and assures its customers that we have taken corrective actions to prevent a similar oversight in the future.
The City of Cocoa’s water is safe to drink. Cocoa is a regional utility provider. As such, safe, reliable, quality drinking water is our job and we are dedicated to providing that to our customers.
You do not need to boil your water or use an alternative water supply. Recent sampling has shown no signs of SOCs present.
The City of Cocoa Utilities Department has a website dedicated to information about Cocoa’s Drinking Water. Visit www.CocoaWaterWorks.com for more information. Customers can also view the City of Cocoa’s 2016 Water Quality Report at www.CocoaFL.org/WaterQualityReport. The 2017 Water Quality Report will be available in July 2018.