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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 25, 2014
February 25, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #32


Subject
Cross-Connection Backflow Prevention Rate Resolution No. R-14-23

Briefings
Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Olga Wolanin, Superintendent - Water Division Compliance, EXT 5416

Mark Simpson, Water Division Manager, EXT 5258



Action Requested
Adopt the Cross-Connection Backflow Prevention Rate Resolution No. R-14-23

Enabling/Regulating Authority
The Cross-Connection Control Program is required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (the National Interim Primary Drinking Water Regulations), the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Chapters 62-550 and 62-555), and the County Cross-Connection Backflow Prevention Ordinance No. 13-35

Background Discussion
  • The current Water/Wastewater (Sewer) Rate Resolution R-11-209 (Section 8(b)(11) - 8(b)(13)) specifies rates for backflow testing, repair, replacement, or installation of backflow prevention  assemblies as follows: testing backflow prevention device one (1) inch and smaller - $40; testing backflow prevention device larger than one (1) inch - Actual cost; repair/replace/install backflow prevention device  - Actual cost. 
  • Current rate resolution, R-11-209, will be repealed effective March 1, 2014.  The new 2014 Water/Wastewater (Sewer) Rate Resolution R-14-15 was adopted by the Board on January 28, 2014, and will be effective on March 1, 2014. Resolution R-14-15 doesn't include any backflow rates and fees. The backflow rates were separated into the Resolution R-14-23, Cross-Connection Backflow Prevention Rate Resolution.
  • Resolution R-14-23 specifies the fees and charges for testing, repair, replacement, or installation of backflow prevention assemblies at $40.00 minimum or actual cost plus $25.00 administrative fee, whichever amount is greater.
  • Testing repair, replacement, or installation of backflow prevention assemblies by the County (or it's contractor) and assessment of fees and/or charges only applies to customers that have failed to test/maintain devices as required by Ordinance No. 13-35 (Section 2-31-103 of the Manatee County Code of Ordinances).


County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
Sikora

Instructions to Board Records
N/A

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$295,210.00 Cross-Connection Program FY14 Annual Budget

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
$295,210.00 - annual budget


Attachment:  Resolution R14-15.pdf
Attachment:  Ordinance 13-035.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution R11-209.pdf
Attachment:  cross-connection rates. resolution. no. R-14-23.pdf
Attachment:  Notice of Public Hearing - R-14-23.pdf