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. A division of Mueller Co., Mueller Service Co. is a leading provider of discrete and contract assessment and remediation services to public and private water utilities in the United States.
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, Mueller Service Co. will follow a phased approach and is contracted to assess approximately 4,000 valves and 1,500 hydrants during the initial phase of the assessment program. Throughout this process, Mueller Service Co. will collect critical 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 Service Co. worked closely with representatives from the City of Cocoa and CH2M HILL for several months to develop a comprehensive approach that would efficiently and effectively inventory and assess 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.”
Mueller Service Co. and Mueller Co. are subsidiaries of Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA), a leading North American manufacturer and marketer of products and services that are used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of water.
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About Mueller Water Products, Inc.
Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) is a leading manufacturer and marketer of products and services used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of water. Our broad portfolio includes engineered valves, fire hydrants, metering products and systems, leak detection and pipe condition assessment. We help municipalities increase operational efficiencies, improve customer service and prioritize capital spending, demonstrating why Mueller Water Products is Where Intelligence Meets Infrastructure™. The piping component systems produced by Anvil help build connections that last in commercial, industrial and oil & gas applications. Visit us at www.muellerwaterproducts.com.