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TOWN OF HIGHLAND BEACH PUBLIC NOTIFICATION

Town Complex Paving

Please note that the entire Town Complex is going to be repaved August 15 – 18th.
The library will be closed during that time. The book return box will be relocated to the front of Town Hall.
All other departments will remain open, however there will be limited parking availability and constraints on both pedestrian & vehicular traffic flow.
If you need to visit the complex, please heed traffic cones, warning signs and flagmen which will be used to ensure the safe passage of vehicles and pedestrians.
Accommodations for essential services such as fire, police & public works have been made so these services will remain fully intact during the project.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience(s) that may be experienced during this project, however with your cooperation, any temporary disruptions should be minimal.

 

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TOWN OF HIGHLAND BEACH

BACKFLOW PREVENTION PROGRAM

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Backflow is the undesirable reversal of the flow of water from its intended direction in a pipeline or plumbing system.  Backflow events could pose a potential health hazard as bacteria or other harmful substances may be introduced into the water distribution system. 

The State of Florida requires that backflow prevention assemblies be installed on all hazardous cross-connections in an effort to keep our water supply safe. The owner of the facility, at their own expense, must have these assemblies tested and certified every year by a state-certified backflow technician to ensure that the regulated devices are working properly.  In order to comply with this section of the State Code, Highland Beach has adopted the applicable state statue into the Town’s Code of Ordinances. 

In addition, the Town has partnered with BSI Online to administer the backflow prevention program and will be the primary contact.  If your backflow prevention device falls under the backflow program you will be receive a letter from BSI Online on behalf of the Town to notify you that an inspection is due.  Your state-certified backflow technician will be provided with a link so the test report can be submitted to their secure digital database.  If they do not receive a report by the due date, they will send out another notice to remind you of the requirement and a grace period of thirty (30) days to file a report.  If BSI does not receive the required documentation by this date, it will be reported to the Town for possible enforcement actions under Section 29-29 of the Code of Ordinances.

If you have any questions about the backflow prevention program you can visit the BSI website at www.bsionlinetracking.com or contact them via e-mail at bsionline@backflow.com.  You may also call BSI directly at 800-414-4990 or the Highland Beach Water Department at 561-243-2084 for additional information.

Thank you for your cooperation and for helping to protect our water resources.

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