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Topic Title: Another break in the reclaimed water system in CB
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Created On: 07/22/2021 07:04 PM
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 07/22/2021 07:04 PM
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RocketSurf

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More winning in CB......No location given where the pipe is broken. I'll just follow my nose..
http://www.cityofcocoabeach.com
"Reclaimed water is off until further notice. There was a break in the pipe. Water Reclamation is working to repair the break.
Please watch the City's Facebook page and CBNN's for updates."
 07/23/2021 02:16 AM
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Greensleeves

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Hope it doesn't rain too much then they will have to put it right in the river. Yes? Geez

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Edited: 07/23/2021 at 02:16 AM by Greensleeves
 07/23/2021 03:40 AM
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RocketSurf

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I wonder how much already was dumped in to the river......
 07/23/2021 06:22 AM
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Cole

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Probably where they are redoing the streets. Speaking of streets, the one two down from me has been under repair for three months now. Three months for one street in a neighborhood?

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 07/23/2021 07:12 AM
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Greensleeves

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Odds are yes that is where it happened! Yes Cole it's ridiculous.

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 07/23/2021 12:08 PM
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StirfryMcflurry

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Originally posted by: Greensleeves Odds are yes that is where it happened! Yes Cole it's ridiculous.
nah, it's the price you pay for livin in paradice

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 07/23/2021 12:31 PM
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scombrid

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Reclaimed water is the treated water that people use on their lawns. It is going to the river as treated wastewater regardless of whether it gets pumped onto a lawn first or not.

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 07/23/2021 12:51 PM
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RocketSurf

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Originally posted by: scombrid

Reclaimed water is the treated water that people use on their lawns. It is going to the river as treated wastewater regardless of whether it gets pumped onto a lawn first or not.


Hey scombrid, thank for chiming in......I have always been curious of our reclaimed water and have heard/read that it is full of nitrogen that fuels the algae bloom. I know that on the last broken reclaimed water pipe in Cocoa Beach I had a sign placed at the entrance to my dead end street off Minutemen that warned of a leak and said "no swimming". Whats the story? How tested is this water? When I'm fixing a broken sprinkler I try to keep it off my face because it is ,as my grandkids say, "poop water"...

Also, I heard that if it percolates through the limited open land on CB (lawns) it is filtered before entering the ground water........

Edited: 07/23/2021 at 12:54 PM by RocketSurf
 07/23/2021 02:10 PM
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scombrid

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Reclaimed water is high in nitrogen. From a nutrient standpoint it is better for it to be sprayed on land before being discharged to a lake, spring, lagoon... But there is a limit to how much the plants on a parcel can assimilate and if the water is applied on fertilized lawns then it is just adding excess nutrients. Best thing for treated waste water is to be sent through a wetland complex designed and maintained for nutrient removal but those are expensive to build and require continuous maintenance. Raw sewage used to go into the Little Econ and then the Econ. Then they built the Iron Bridge treatment plant. That cleaned up the Econ a good bit but the nutrient loading was still really high and Lake Harney and the St. Johns were experiencing bad algae blooms in the 1980s. So then they built the Orlando Wetlands Park where the Iron Bridge water goes before discharge to the St. Johns. That part of the river now has better water quality than it did in the 1980s even while other areas are in steep decline.

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 07/23/2021 02:11 PM
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scombrid

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Long study on nitrates in ground water

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Edited: 07/23/2021 at 02:13 PM by scombrid
 07/23/2021 02:50 PM
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tom

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And closer to home:. : https://savetheirl.org/science/groundwater-wastewater-study/. Edit: Sorry, not linking right from my phone.

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Edited: 07/23/2021 at 02:52 PM by tom
 07/23/2021 06:47 PM
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 07/24/2021 05:34 AM
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Cole

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I always though the whole septic thing was overblown.

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