DEP Provides $520,800 to Cooper City for Water Project

Sept. 30, 2014

~Funding will help replace old water pipe for city residents~

Cooper City secured $520,800 in funding from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for a project aimed at upgrading outdated water pipe for its residents. The first phase of the project, which involves replacing a two-mile section of pipe that carries drinking water to residents, is expected to be completed next month.

The original cement pipe was installed at least 40 years ago and is being replaced through an innovative technique known as “pipe bursting,” where the new pipe is threaded into the existing pipe and destroys the old line in the process. That technique eliminated the need to dig new trenches for the pipe – and reduced the impact on residents.

“The replacement of outdated water pipe in Cooper City not only addresses a much-needed issue for the city, but does so in a manner that will not negatively impact its residents,” DEP Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. said. “This project will ensure the quality of water for years to come in Cooper City.”

“Because of this money, we are able to expedite the program and replace 7,200 feet of pipe very quickly,” said Bruce Loucks, the city manager for Cooper City. “It’s been a remarkable success so far.”

Cooper City is located in central Broward County.

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