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  • What Not to Flush
    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 Water Resources What Not to Flush What Not to Flush Have you ever asked yourself Can I flush this If so you re not alone Many of our member customers are unaware of the harm of flushing these items down the toilet Non flushable items do not dissolve and accumulate over time in our wastewater system causing clogs that can potentially force raw sludge back into your home Instead of flushing them down the drain discard these items in the trash to keep your home and environment clean and clog free Please note that kitty litter

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  • Cease the Grease
    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 Water Resources Cease the Grease Cease the Grease The improper disposal of fats oils and grease is a widespread problem across the nation BSU encourages you to take action and stop pouring fats oils and grease down the kitchen sink Doing so could save you from a major plumbing issue called a Sanitary Sewer Overflow SSO where raw sewage backs up into your home or streets What is the difference between oil and grease The terms are often used interchangeably but they are very different substances Grease is the solid white residue left over in the cooled pan after frying meat such as bacon Oil such as vegetable oil is the liquid left over from frying foods and never turns into a solid What are common mistakes made when disposing of fats oils and grease Many people tend to dump left over cooking food scraps oils and grease down the sink and turn on the garbage disposal These materials build up over time in the pipes Another common mistake is rinsing dishes in the sink with hot water to remove the grease residue left on plates Remember like dissolves like Soap can help break down the

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  • Turn on the Tap!
    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 Water Resources Turn on the Tap Turn on the Tap 10 Reasons Tap Water is a Better Option to Drink than Bottled Water Many of our member customers ask Is tap water a better option to drink than bottled water We want you to be the judge BSU s potable water meets all of the standards set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Bottled Water companies are held to standards set by the Federal Drug and Administration and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 1 Tap water can have no confirmed E coli or fecal coliform bacteria or bacteria that are indications of possible contamination by fecal matter FDA bottled water standards include no such prohibition 2 Utilities are required to provide the source of water while bottled water companies are not 3 Utilities are required to produce annual water quality reports Our most recent water quality is available here 4 Tap water must be tested for coliform bacteria 100 or more times a month Bottled water companies are only required to test once a week 5 Tap water naturally contains calcium and magnesium Few bottled brands offer significant amounts of these minerals 6 Nearly half of bottled water brands are sourced from

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  • Helpful Ways to Reduce Your Water Usage
    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 Water Resources Helpful Ways to Reduce Your Water Usage Helpful Ways to Reduce Your Water Usage The average American family uses more than 300 gallons of water per day at home Reducing water usage can come from modest changes to your daily habits Here are a few habits to try for the New Year to reduce your bill Save up to 2 gallons per minute by Don t let the water run while brushing your teeth shaving or washing dishes Installing water efficient showerheads Installing water reducing low flow faucet aerators Save up to 15 gallons per minute by Equipping your garden hose with an automatic shut off nozzle to keep it from running Use a broom instead of a hose to clean sidewalks driveways and pavement Other Ways to Save Reduce your loads of laundry and dishes by only running full loads Cut back on your outdoor watering or irrigation Repair leaky toilets and other plumbing

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  • Backflow Prevention Explained
    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 Backflow Prevention Explained Backflow Prevention Explained What is Backflow Backflow occurs when water moves in the opposite direction from its normal flow When there is a change in pressure and the direction of the flow is reversed backflow can allow contaminants to enter the potable water supply Why Do You Need A Backflow Prevention Device The device ensures the quality of your water and prevents any contaminants from entering BSU s potable water supply Having cross connection control and backflow prevention programs in place is critical to safeguarding your drinking water Cross connection is the most common form of contamination A cross connection is a permanent or temporary piping arrangement that can allow your drinking water to be contaminated if backflow occurs Some examples of backflow incidents Backsiphonage of lawn chemicals through a garden hose into the water system resulting from negative pressures in the

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  • Whats New
    Committee He has served as board president vice president and treasurer and is now secretary A Bonita Springs resident since 1979 he retired as president of Hochstetler Realty Sharkeywas elected to the BSU board in 2009 A Bonita Springs resident since 1985 he retired as a lieutenant after 16 years with the Florida Department of Corrections BSU member customers elect three fellow members each year for a three year term on the utility s nine member board of directors Other board members are Paul Attwood Frank Liles Mike Malloy John Mathes Dave McKee and James Strecansky The board of directors meets at 5 p m on the first and third Tuesdays of each month In addition each board member serves on various subcommittees and work groups During the annual meeting Attwood was recognized for reaching his 15th anniversary on the board and Liles was honored for 30 years of service Bonita Springs Utilities is a not for profit water and wastewater utility founded by local citizens in 1971 The member owned utility provides service in the City of Bonita Springs The Village of Estero and unincorporated South Lee County The utility is recognized as an industry leader with awards from the American Water Works Association Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators Association and Florida Water Environment Association For more information visit the BSU website at www BSU us Steven Richards named finance director at Bonita Springs Utilities BONITA SPRINGS Fla April 14 2016 Bonita Springs Utilities has appointed Steven Richards as finance director responsible for maintaining the utility s financial records supervising investments and overseeing all accounting activities A certified public accountant and licensed in the state of Florida Richards directs the activities of BSU s finance department including preparing financial statements and budgets and coordinating purchasing disbursements cash management and debt administration Richards joined BSU after nearly 10 years with CliftonLarsonAllen the national public accounting firm He previously spent five years as a staff CPA and auditor with a Naples firm Steve holds a business administration degree from The Ohio State University a master s of education from Xavier University in Cincinnati and a master s degree in accounting and taxation from Florida Gulf Coast University He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants CliftonLarsonAllen has been BSU s independent auditor for the last several years In that role we grew to know Steve and he got to know BSU This familiarity with BSU along with Steve s qualifications in the field of finance made him a great choice to handle the responsibilities of finance director said John Jenkins BSU executive director Debbie Bautista who had served as finance director since 2003 retired early this year Bonita Springs Utilities is a not for profit water and wastewater utility founded by local citizens in 1971 The member owned utility provides service in the City of Bonita Springs The Village of Estero and unincorporated South Lee County The utility is

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  • Construction Activity
    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

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  • Corporate Document Login
    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 Corporate Document Login Bonita Springs Utilities provides these documents to our current member customers as a resource to learn more about their membership Copying distributing or taking any action regarding these confidential documents is strictly prohibited User Registration Required field Name Username Account Number Password Confirm Password Email Address Confirm email Address Captcha Please enter the code from the image above User Profile Address 1 optional Address 2 optional City optional Company Name optional Country optional Postal ZIP Code optional Phone Number Register or Cancel Search Home About Us Our History Company Information BSU Franchise Area Map Our Facilities 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

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