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  • BSU Water Resources - Save it for life - It's that good

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  • Indoor Water Tips
    use and showers and baths consume another 30 percent Washing machines and dishwashers take 15 percent Ongoing toilet faucet and other leaks can as much as double your water and wastewater charges Here s how you immediately can cut your water and wastewater bill Detect Repair Leaks Turn off everything that uses water in your home and then check your water meter dial for 15 minutes If the triangular knob remains still you are watertight If it s moving look for leaks Fix leaks in toilets faucets showerheads and plumbing fixtures Use food coloring to dye the water in your toilet tank to help detect leaks Check the condition of water shut off valves used for repairs and emergencies Install Water Saving Devices Insert a water filled bottle in older toilet tanks to displace space and reduce the gallons flushed Retrofit sink faucets with aerators to reduce wasteful water flow Update your bathrooms with low flow showerheads and toilets Install air to air heat pumps and air conditioning systems that don t use water Install Water Saving Devices Insert a water filled bottle in older toilet tanks to displace space and reduce the gallons flushed Retrofit sink faucets with aerators to reduce wasteful water flow Update your bathrooms with low flow showerheads and toilets Install air to air heat pumps and air conditioning systems that don t use water Economize If water is running too hot or too cold turn the offending temperature down instead of turning the opposite temperature up Run only full loads in the washing machine and use proper fill levels Hand wash dishes in one sink of water and rinse in a second to eliminate running water Thaw foods in a microwave or pan of water not under running water Compost food waste instead of using

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  • Outdoor Water Tips
    Leaks Turn off everything that uses water in your home and check your water meter dial for 15 minutes If the triangular knob remains still you are watertight If it s moving look for leaks Fix leaks in sprinkler lines hose connections and pool systems Install Water Saving Devices Use short on off sprinkler cycles to allow landscaping to absorb the water Set for large drops dispersed low to the ground not high flying mists Water roots rather than leaves Use efficient drip irrigation and soaker hoses which can save from 20 to 50 percent of the water needed to keep plants thriving Keep lines and filters clean Install a new water saving filter for your swimming pool Install Water Saving Devices Use short on off sprinkler cycles to allow landscaping to absorb the water Set for large drops dispersed low to the ground not high flying mists Water roots rather than leaves Use efficient drip irrigation and soaker hoses which can save from 20 to 50 percent of the water needed to keep plants thriving Keep lines and filters clean Install a new water saving filter for your swimming pool Economize Use a moisture indicator to tell when lawn needs water Water only when necessary when grass shows signs of stress such as folded blades different color spots and lingering footprints Professionals suggest watering once every five to seven days in summer and every 10 to 14 days in winter One good rain can eliminate the need for watering for up to two weeks Over watering is unhealthy Group plants in zones that have similar water needs Plant native and drought tolerant grasses ground covers shrubs and trees to save as much as 30 to 60 percent of your water bill Shut off automatic sprinklers during the rainy season

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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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  • Whats New
    change to the water treatment process during May as a preventative maintenance measure Customers may notice a temporary and harmless difference in the smell or taste of their tap water In order to prevent bacteria from developing resistance to our usual disinfection treatment process we perform this yearly change during May to water treatment said Andy Koebel director of operations at BSU Although the taste and smell of the water may differ slightly to our customers it will still be fine to drink and use for household purposes such as laundry During this temporary change however water should go through additional filtering for kidney dialysis and aquarium use BSU suggests those using at home kidney dialysis machines contact their equipment suppliers so proper filtering equipment can be installed Tropical fish and aquatic animal owners should check with tropical fish stores to learn how to pretreat tap water before adding to tanks This routine preventative process helps us ensure that BSU s water continues to remain clean safe and drinkable said Koebel By temporarily switching to a free chlorine residual we remove the small amount of ammonia that is used during our usual water disinfectant process to prevent bacterial resistance To ensure the treated water reaches the entire system as quickly as possible fire hydrants will be flushed more often than normal throughout the month Member customers who have questions about the process can call BSU weekdays from 8 a m until 5 p m at 992 0711 BSU produced more than 3 billion gallons of potable water during 2015 using two water production processes The utility blends water produced through the traditional lime softening process with water from its reverse osmosis facility for optimum taste and quality Bonita Springs Utilities is a not for profit water and wastewater utility founded

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  • Whats New
    to complex financing capital project and real estate matters He has worked with utilities operated by private companies local governments and utility authorities throughout the state of Florida Jenkins holds memberships in the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association the Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Law Section as well as the Tallahassee Scientific Society and other civic groups The board of directors launched a methodical nationwide search in early February and considered many well qualified candidates said Board President Jim Strecansky John s depth of experience and his extensive knowledge of Florida utility systems and regulations made him the clear choice His work and familiarity with BSU the city of Bonita Springs and our regulators is a bonus and will ease the transition both for John and the utility This is an exciting opportunity said Jenkins I ve spent my career advising people in the position I am taking on and I look forward to concentrating my energies on BSU and the area it serves BSU board re elects Strecansky for third term as president BONITA SPRINGS Fla April 6 2016 The Bonita Springs Utilities board of directors re elected Jim Strecansky president for a third term and re elected Bob Bachman vice president John Mathes was elected treasurer and Mike Malloy is secretary Strecanskyhas served on the board since 2008 He has lived in Bonita Springs since 2000 when he retired as division vice president and general manager with Air Products Chemicals the Fortune 500 company he joined in 1962 Bachman a board member since November 2000 is owner president of WBG SW Florida He has served as board president for three years and as vice president and treasurer Mathes a certified residential real estate appraiser and licensed real estate broker has owned Mathes Realty since

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  • Whats New
    29 999 water connections BSU also won the award in 2012 2011 and 2009 We work diligently to provide our member customers with quality service they can depend on said Fred Partin BSU s executive director This award represents the hard work of our employees BSU s drinking water production starts with raw water from two sources The Lower Tamiami Aquifer is a relatively shallow groundwater source that is treated through lime softening The deeper water source is poorer quality water that is treated through the reverse osmosis process The water from the two processes is blended for optimum taste and purity During 2014 BSU produced 3 161 billion gallons of potable water Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators Association honors BSU The Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators Association recognized Bonita Springs Utilities operations department with the Safety Award in the Chairman s category This award recognizes the utility that has maintained the highest level of safety throughout all of its operations The operations department includes the East Water Reclamation Facility West Water Reclamation Facility Water Treatment Plant utilities maintenance and distribution collections The knowledge BSU personnel have gained through their safety training program is reflected in their safety record said Renee Moticker chairman of the Awards and Citations Committee of the FWPCOA Earlier this year BSU was recognized by the Florida Water Environment Association with a Top Ten Safety Award for hours worked safely training and safety programs The Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators Association is an organization of members who are engaged in the production treatment and distribution of drinking water the collection treatment and disposal of wastewater and the collection and treatment of stormwater FWPCOA works to protect the health of Florida s citizens and to preserve natural resources No rate increase for fourth year

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  • Whats New
    2012 and 2013 three series of outstanding bonds totaling 53 7 million were refinanced at rates below 1 95 percent The debt reduction plan has resulted in an AA rating from Standard Poor s and an Aa3 rating from Moody s BSU plans to expand alternative fuel program Bonita Springs Utilities test of compressed natural gas vehicles has been successful enough that the utility plans to expand its alternative fuel program The decision to expand the compressed natural gas fueling station will allow BSU to accommodate up to 35 CNG vehicles BSU is adding four additional CNG vehicles to its current fleet of six putting the existing fueling station at its capacity BSU has 68 vehicles servicing our 60 square mile area By choosing CNG vehicles instead of traditional gasoline powered trucks we have the potential to generate long term cost savings and reduce our emissions of particulate matter and carbon dioxide said Andy Koebel director of operations In 2012 the utility started a pilot program by installing a CNG fueling station and converting four high usage trucks The program resulted in significant reductions in fuel and maintenance costs and emissions into the environment The Florida Water Environment Association honors BSU The Florida Water Environment Association recognized the Bonita Springs Utilities East Water Reclamation Facility with three statewide awards BSU was the first place winner of the Earle B Phelps Award in the advanced secondary treatment category The award recognizes the wastewater treatment facility that has maintained the highest removal of major pollution causing constituents from its effluent BSU also won the first place Small Operating Projects Biosolids Award which recognizes and promotes the safe management public acceptance and beneficial use of biosolids In addition the FWEA recognized the BSU facility with a Top Ten Safety Award based on hours

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