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  • Welcome to Bonita Springs Utilities
    contact Andy Koebel Director of Operations Bonita Springs Utilities Inc at 239 992 0711 Visit our Boil Water Notice FAQs page for answers to commonly asked questions about precautionary boil water notices ALERT BOIL WATER NOTICE PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ PHONE 239 992 0711 800 583 1496 FAX 239 947 7460 Home About Us Our History How Bonita Springs Utilities Began Company Information Member Owned Since 1971 BSU Franchise Area Map Our Facilities Water Treatment Water Reclamation Annual Reports BSU Board of Directors Meet Our Staff A History of Reclaimed Water Service Community Care Customer Service New Service Inquiries How to Read Your Water Meter How to Read Your Bill BSU Rates Frequently Asked Questions Forms and Documents Boil Water Notice FAQs How to Register For An Online Account Landscaping Around Your Water Meter Sign Up for Emergency Alerts Going Paperless Your FAQ s Answered Avoid Utility Fraud How to Restart Your Water Service Quick Tips Guide to Reduce Reuse and Recycle This Year Water Resources Indoor Water Tips Outdoor Water Tips Additional Resources Water Quality Report 2015 Save It For Life Water Quality FAQs What Not to Flush Cease the Grease Turn on the Tap Helpful Ways to Reduce Your Water Usage Backflow Prevention Explained Whats New Pay Your Bill Construction Activity Corporate Document Login Employment Contact Us Engineer Member Area BSU to conduct yearly water treatment change in May Article BSU to conduct yearly water treatment change during May Search BSU has introduced a NEW Bill Pay System Registration required Bonita Springs Utilities Inc has launched a new system for customers who pay their monthly bills online The user friendly system allows customers to view and pay their bills 24 7 set up automatic payments through checking accounts or credit cards and ask billing questions To ensure

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  • About Us
    Meter Sign Up for Emergency Alerts Going Paperless Your FAQ s Answered Avoid Utility Fraud How to Restart Your Water Service Quick Tips Guide to Reduce Reuse and Recycle This Year Water Resources Indoor Water Tips Outdoor Water Tips Additional Resources Water Quality Report 2015 Save It For Life Water Quality FAQs What Not to Flush Cease the Grease Turn on the Tap Helpful Ways to Reduce Your Water Usage Backflow Prevention Explained Whats New Pay Your Bill Construction Activity Corporate Document Login Employment Contact Us Engineer Member Area Home About Us How Bonita Springs Utilities Began The Bonita Banner reported on a February 1970 meeting of the Bonita Springs Board of Realtors The guest speaker was Dr Stanley Kole an oral and facial surgeon who practiced in Chicago and spent winters in Bonita Springs Dr Kole stressed a number of problems that existed or could exist in the water system then used in Bonita Springs The encroachment of Fort Myers and Naples which eventually would cause pollution to the present well and septic tank system Existing bacteria and viruses in our water Bacteria count can be made but viruses cannot be seen The inability of the body to absorb impurities as the individual gets older We have nearly every trace element found in a polluted stream People don t realize our water supplies have changed from years ago Pesticides and other foreign elements flow in underground streams and into our wells along with contamination from the excessive number of septic tanks that we now have in the area Dr Kole said that pure water is a must particularly in growing communities and that as the population increases the danger of epidemics and illness is a real threat with the system then used in Bonita Springs Dr Kole complimented the committee headed by Paul Schmidt as chairman for putting so much effort behind a central water system that would benefit not only the current residents but also the future citizens of our fine community Organizers of the Bonita Springs Water System needed commitments from 1 000 property owners to secure the FHA loan needed to build the system Each homeowner paid 108 for a residential water meter and commercial meters ranged from 132 to 317 Water fees were projected at 6 per month for 6 000 gallons Bonita Springs was born today said Bill Armstrong president of Tracking the progress of the recruitment effort in March 1970 were left to right water system officers Arnold Glazier Harvey Haines Paul Schmidt David Edge and Byron Liles The Bonita Banner reported The quicker the gauge goes up the sooner the Water System can get started Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce during August 1971 groundbreaking festivities for the Bonita Springs Water Treatment Plant on East Terry Street Joining in the celebration were Bonita Springs Water System Board Member Charles Bomar Water System Superintendent Stanley Parnell Board Members Ben Nelson Sr and Harvey Haines System Engineer Bill Cline Board Member Byron Liles Lee County

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  • Our History
    Sign Up for Emergency Alerts Going Paperless Your FAQ s Answered Avoid Utility Fraud How to Restart Your Water Service Quick Tips Guide to Reduce Reuse and Recycle This Year Water Resources Indoor Water Tips Outdoor Water Tips Additional Resources Water Quality Report 2015 Save It For Life Water Quality FAQs What Not to Flush Cease the Grease Turn on the Tap Helpful Ways to Reduce Your Water Usage Backflow Prevention Explained Whats New Pay Your Bill Construction Activity Corporate Document Login Employment Contact Us Engineer Member Area Home About Us Our History How Bonita Springs Utilities Began The Bonita Banner reported on a February 1970 meeting of the Bonita Springs Board of Realtors The guest speaker was Dr Stanley Kole an oral and facial surgeon who practiced in Chicago and spent winters in Bonita Springs Dr Kole stressed a number of problems that existed or could exist in the water system then used in Bonita Springs The encroachment of Fort Myers and Naples which eventually would cause pollution to the present well and septic tank system Existing bacteria and viruses in our water Bacteria count can be made but viruses cannot be seen The inability of the body to absorb impurities as the individual gets older We have nearly every trace element found in a polluted stream People don t realize our water supplies have changed from years ago Pesticides and other foreign elements flow in underground streams and into our wells along with contamination from the excessive number of septic tanks that we now have in the area Dr Kole said that pure water is a must particularly in growing communities and that as the population increases the danger of epidemics and illness is a real threat with the system then used in Bonita Springs Dr Kole complimented the committee headed by Paul Schmidt as chairman for putting so much effort behind a central water system that would benefit not only the current residents but also the future citizens of our fine community Organizers of the Bonita Springs Water System needed commitments from 1 000 property owners to secure the FHA loan needed to build the system Each homeowner paid 108 for a residential water meter and commercial meters ranged from 132 to 317 Water fees were projected at 6 per month for 6 000 gallons Bonita Springs was born today said Bill Armstrong president of Tracking the progress of the recruitment effort in March 1970 were left to right water system officers Arnold Glazier Harvey Haines Paul Schmidt David Edge and Byron Liles The Bonita Banner reported The quicker the gauge goes up the sooner the Water System can get started Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce during August 1971 groundbreaking festivities for the Bonita Springs Water Treatment Plant on East Terry Street Joining in the celebration were Bonita Springs Water System Board Member Charles Bomar Water System Superintendent Stanley Parnell Board Members Ben Nelson Sr and Harvey Haines System Engineer Bill Cline Board Member Byron Liles Lee

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  • Company Information
    0711 800 583 1496 FAX 239 947 7460 Home About Us Our History How Bonita Springs Utilities Began Company Information Member Owned Since 1971 BSU Franchise Area Map Our Facilities Water Treatment Water Reclamation Annual Reports BSU Board of Directors Meet Our Staff A History of Reclaimed Water Service Community Care Customer Service New Service Inquiries How to Read Your Water Meter How to Read Your Bill BSU Rates Frequently Asked Questions Forms and Documents Boil Water Notice FAQs How to Register For An Online Account Landscaping Around Your Water Meter Sign Up for Emergency Alerts Going Paperless Your FAQ s Answered Avoid Utility Fraud How to Restart Your Water Service Quick Tips Guide to Reduce Reuse and Recycle This Year Water Resources Indoor Water Tips Outdoor Water Tips Additional Resources Water Quality Report 2015 Save It For Life Water Quality FAQs What Not to Flush Cease the Grease Turn on the Tap Helpful Ways to Reduce Your Water Usage Backflow Prevention Explained Whats New Pay Your Bill Construction Activity Corporate Document Login Employment Contact Us Engineer Member Area Home About Us Company Information Company Information OUR MISSION Quality service for our members Bonita Springs Utilities is a not for profit water and wastewater utility dedicated to providing safe reliable potable water and wastewater treatment emphasizing responsible protection of our resources at the most effective cost to all members At the same time we will defend our policy of socially and environmentally sound management of employee plant and fiscal resources We are proud to continue to earn our community s trust as your locally owned and operated utility Bonita Springs Utilities Inc is a member owned cooperative governed by a nine member board of directors elected from and by the membership Board members are elected for three year terms The

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  • BSU Franchise Area Map
    Water Quality FAQs What Not to Flush Cease the Grease Turn on the Tap Helpful Ways to Reduce Your Water Usage Backflow Prevention Explained Whats New Pay Your Bill Construction Activity Corporate Document Login Employment Contact Us Engineer Member Area User Name Password Remember Me Forgot your password Forgot your username Create an account PHONE 239 992 0711 800 583 1496 FAX 239 947 7460 Home About Us Our History How Bonita Springs Utilities Began Company Information Member Owned Since 1971 BSU Franchise Area Map Our Facilities Water Treatment Water Reclamation Annual Reports BSU Board of Directors Meet Our Staff A History of Reclaimed Water Service Community Care Customer Service New Service Inquiries How to Read Your Water Meter How to Read Your Bill BSU Rates Frequently Asked Questions Forms and Documents Boil Water Notice FAQs How to Register For An Online Account Landscaping Around Your Water Meter Sign Up for Emergency Alerts Going Paperless Your FAQ s Answered Avoid Utility Fraud How to Restart Your Water Service Quick Tips Guide to Reduce Reuse and Recycle This Year Water Resources Indoor Water Tips Outdoor Water Tips Additional Resources Water Quality Report 2015 Save It For Life Water Quality FAQs What Not to Flush Cease the Grease Turn on the Tap Helpful Ways to Reduce Your Water Usage Backflow Prevention Explained Whats New Pay Your Bill Construction Activity Corporate Document Login Employment Contact Us Engineer Member Area Home About Us BSU Franchise Area Map BSU Franchise Area Map Bonita Springs Utilities is a not for profit water and wastewater utility founded by local citizens in 1971 Today the member owned utility serves more than 42 000 member customers in homes and businesses throughout a 60 square mile franchise area including Bonita Springs the Villages of Estero and unincorporated Lee County Search

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  • Our Facilities
    Indoor Water Tips Outdoor Water Tips Additional Resources Water Quality Report 2015 Save It For Life Water Quality FAQs What Not to Flush Cease the Grease Turn on the Tap Helpful Ways to Reduce Your Water Usage Backflow Prevention Explained Whats New Pay Your Bill Construction Activity Corporate Document Login Employment Contact Us Engineer Member Area Home About Us Our Facilities Our Facilities Our Water System Bonita Springs Utilities started to provide potable reliable drinking water to the Bonita Springs community in the early 1970 s Today we provide water to over 41 000 member customers Bonita Springs drinking water production starts with water located deep beneath the ground from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer a formation of saturated rock through which water can easily move This water goes through a series of cleansing and filtering processes before it makes its way to your SWFL home or business The BSU Water Treatment Plant WTP consists of two processes the Lime Softening LS process and the Reverse Osmosis RO process The LS Plant uses water from a shallow freshwater semi confined aquifer called the Lower Tamiami as its source water The RO Plant treats water from the Lower Hawthorne Aquifer with a process that forces brackish water through membranes that remove the salt and other impurities The LS and RO Plants together provide a dependable supply for BSU s member customers The water treatment processes for the Water System generally include aeration this process removes hydrogen sulfide a potential source of taste and odor issues lime softening re carbonation multi media filtration to mechanically treat the raw water and chlorine ammonia and other agents to chemically treat the water for disinfection corrosion control and separating the harmful particles from the water source Water Treatment Facilities Awards and Recognitions 2009 2011 and 2012 Winner of FSAWWA Division 4 Water Distribution Award for Outstanding Performance 2007 1 st Place Winner of the AWWA Region V Best Tasting Drinking Water Contest 2005 2006 SEDA Plant of the Year Award for the RO Plant 2000 DEP Operations Excellence Award South District 2000 AWWA Award of Recognition for Most Improved Water Treatment Plant Our Wastewater System BSU operates two 100 reuse Water Reclamation Facilities WRFs In 1991 BSU acquired the Springs Environmental Systems plant During the following years more than 40 package plants small usually privately owned and often inefficient wastewater treatment facilities were connected to the central facility the plant was expanded and lines were installed to connect neighborhoods throughout Bonita Springs to the central sewer system BSU s second WRF opened its doors in 2007 The facility uses state of the art membrane bioreactor technology to treat wastewater and produce effluent that is used for outdoor irrigation that meets reclaimed standards Treated wastewater is drawn through hollow strands of porous plastic fibers that resemble long strands of spaghetti Billions of microscopic pores filter out impurities and let the water flow through The membrane fiber physically blocks contaminants on the outside while it collects reclaimed water

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  • Annual Reports
    Pay Your Bill Construction Activity Corporate Document Login Employment Contact Us Engineer Member Area User Name Password Remember Me Forgot your password Forgot your username Create an account PHONE 239 992 0711 800 583 1496 FAX 239 947 7460 Home About Us Our History How Bonita Springs Utilities Began Company Information Member Owned Since 1971 BSU Franchise Area Map Our Facilities Water Treatment Water Reclamation Annual Reports BSU Board of Directors Meet Our Staff A History of Reclaimed Water Service Community Care Customer Service New Service Inquiries How to Read Your Water Meter How to Read Your Bill BSU Rates Frequently Asked Questions Forms and Documents Boil Water Notice FAQs How to Register For An Online Account Landscaping Around Your Water Meter Sign Up for Emergency Alerts Going Paperless Your FAQ s Answered Avoid Utility Fraud How to Restart Your Water Service Quick Tips Guide to Reduce Reuse and Recycle This Year Water Resources Indoor Water Tips Outdoor Water Tips Additional Resources Water Quality Report 2015 Save It For Life Water Quality FAQs What Not to Flush Cease the Grease Turn on the Tap Helpful Ways to Reduce Your Water Usage Backflow Prevention Explained Whats New Pay Your Bill Construction

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  • BSU Board of Directors
    2007 2014 2015 President 2004 2006 2011 2013 Treasurer 2010 Board Member since 2000 John Mathes Treasurer Occupation Owner Mathes Realty Appraisal and Mathes Realty Inc John is a certified residential real estate appraiser and licensed real estate broker and operates a vacation rental enterprise as part of Mathes Realty He is past president of both the Bonita Springs Estero Board of Realtors which named him 1982 Realtor of the Year and the Bonita Springs Rotary Club which honored him as Rotarian of the Year in 1984 John is a graduate of Leadership Bonita represented Bonita Springs on the 2004 and 2009 Lee County Solid Waste Advisory Committee and was a member of the Bonita Springs Zoning Board since 2006 serving as chairman in 2009 Secretary 1994 1996 2010 2013 Vice President 1999 2004 2005 President 2001 2003 Treasurer 2006 2007 Board Member since 1990 Mike Malloy Secretary Occupation Vice President Client Services Mach Energy Mike has been vice president for client services at MACH Energy an energy management company based in San Francisco since 2006 MACH Energy provides analysis of electrical consumption in office buildings nationwide and offers recommendations for increasing energy efficiency and cutting costs A Bonita Springs resident since 2003 Mike has 30 years of experience in the utility industry and served in management positions with utility companies including Dynegy and Aquila He holds an engineering degree from Brown University in Providence R I Board Member Since 2012 Paul J Attwood Director Occupation District coordinator Oil Gas Regulation Florida Department of Environmental Protection FDEP Paul holds a bachelor s degree in geology from Denison University in Ohio and a master s degree in geology from the University of Kansas He served as an oil and gas exploration development geologist in Louisiana for 12 years worked for South Central Bell and United Telephone Yellow Pages from 1989 91 and performed hydrologic studies site assessments and marketing functions for Lee County environmental firms from 1991 through 1995 He now works in the oil and gas regulatory section of the FDEP Paul who has lived in Southwest Florida since 1991 and in Bonita Springs since 1995 is past president of the Everglades Geological Society and serves on the board of directors for the Imperial River Conservancy Secretary 2006 2009 Vice President 2010 2011 Board Member since 2001 Henry Hochstetler Director Occupation Community Volunteer Hank moved to Bonita Springs in 1979 after owning and operating a recreational vehicle manufacturing plant a K O A campground and a recreational vehicle dealership in Elkhart Ind He ran Hochstetler Realty in Bonita Springs for 20 years He is past president of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Bonita Springs Board of Realtors and Bonita Springs Main Street and was a member of the Bonita Springs Community Redevelopment Agency committee He was named the 1995 Bonita Springs Citizen of the Year by the chamber of commerce and was honored as 1996 Realtor of the Year Hank serves on the board of the Bonita Springs

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