Conservation has been huge for Cooper City in a very real way. Back in 2008, Cooper City was faced with a choice – plan to spend as much as $12 million to expand its water treatment plant or engage in an aggressive water conservation program to reduce projected water demand by 5-10 percent. The City Commission agreed to fund the conservation program, and we’ve never looked back. Water demand dropped from 99 gallons per person per day in 2008 to 92 in 2016 (a 7% reduction)! Through the efforts of our residents and businesses, we have avoided an expensive treatment plant expansion and future water use projections suggest that one won’t be needed for the foreseeable future.
Biggest achievement this year
In May 2017 the City will have completed its 4 year program to replace 20 miles of old, cement water mains with new, high-density polyethylene mains using an innovative construction process called “pipe bursting.” This process drastically reduces the amount of heavy construction involved, thereby reducing disruption to our residents and resulting in significant cost savings. Just another example of the City’s commission and staff working to provide sustainable and affordable services that is expected by their customers.