Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
954-973-6782

Address:

5295 Johnson Road
Coconut Creek, FL 33073

After Hours:

After 5:30 PM (weekdays)
Monday - Thursday and
all day Friday - Sunday
954-973-6782 (leave message)
954-775-7130 (emergency only)

Utilities Division Personnel

Director - Osama Elshami, PE, CFM

Asst. Director -                              Jean Dupuis email
Capital Projects Administrator -     Carlo Nuesa email
Stormwater & Transportation Eng. -  Randall Blanchette, PE email
Utilities Engineer
Staff Assistant Randall Blanchette, 
Senior Staff Assistant
Water Supervisor
Wastewater Supervisor
Stormwater/Streets Supervisor
U & E Project Coordinator

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
954-973-6782

Address:

5295 Johnson Road
Coconut Creek, FL 33073

After Hours:

After 5:30 PM (weekdays)
Monday - Thursday and
all day Friday - Sunday
954-973-6782 (leave message)
954-775-7130 (emergency only)

Utilities Division Personnel

Director - Osama Elshami, PE, CFM

Asst. Director
Capital Projects Administrator
Stormwater & Transportation Engineer
Utilities Engineer
Staff Assistant
Senior Staff Assistant
Water Supervisor
Wastewater Supervisor
Stormwater/Streets Supervisor
U & E Project Coordinator





Jean Dupuis email
Carlo Nuesa email
Randall Blanchette, PE email
Dennis Westrick, PEemail
Cathe Touhsant email
Alicia Copeland email
Jessie Scott email
Chad Hancodk email
John Lukaszewicz email
JoAnne Lindholm email

 

Backflow Prevention

What is a Backflow?

Backflow is a condition that occurs when a severe change in pressure within the water distribution system causes water flow in the system to flow in the opposite direction of its normal flow.  Backflow could allow contaminants to enter our drinking water system through cross connections.

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Backflow by meter box

backflow by meter box

What is a Backflow Preventer?

A backflow preventer is a mechanism designed to prevent backflow by providing a physical barrier between the drinking water system and potential contamination sources.  For a backflow preventer to provide proper protection, it must be designed for the degree of hazard, installed correctly, tested annually by a state certified tester, and repaired as necessary.

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Why do Backflow Preventers have to be tested annually?

All backflow preventers have internal seals, springs, and moving parts that are subject to fouling, wear, or fatigue, and have to be tested periodically to ensure that they are functioning properly.

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Who is required to have a Backflow Prevention Assemby?

Per City Code of Ordinances, the following facilities are required to have and maintain Backflow Prevention Assemblies:

  • All commercial facilities
  • Irrigation & Fire Protection Systems served by a meter
  • All buildings served by master meters, including, but not limited to multi-family buildings, multi-story buildings, and mobile home parks

 

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Where are Cross Connections found?

Cross connections are found in all plumbing systems.  It is important that each cross connection is evaluated and identified as to what type of backflow protection is required to protect the the drinking water supply. Some plumbing fixtures have built-in backflow protection in the form of a physical air gap.  However, most cross connections will need to be controlled through the installation of an approved mechanical backflow prevention device or assembly.  Some common cross connections found in plumbing and water systems include:

  • Wash basins & service sinks
  • Hose bibs - irrigation sprinkler systems
  • Auxilary water supplies
  • Photo development equipment
  • Boilers - swimming pools
  • Solar heating systems
  • Fire sprinkler systems

 

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Cross-Connection devise

cross connection device

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