ORDINANCE CREATING ARTICLE VII OF CHAPTER 32 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY; STATING PURPOSE; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS; REQUIRING ELIMINATION OF CROSS-CONNECTIONS; REQUIRING INSTALLATION OF BACKFLOW PREVENTERS BY CERTAIN WATER CUSTOMERS; PROVIDING UNIFORM TECHNICAL STANDARDS FOR BACKFLOW PREVENTERS AND THEIR INSTALLATION, TESTING, AND LANDSCAPING; REQUIRING ANNUAL TESTING AND CERTIFICATION OF BACKFLOW PREVENTERS; PROVIDING EXEMPTIONS; PROVIDING FOR REGULATION OF RECLAIMED WATER USAGE BY CUSTOMER AGREEMENTS; REQUIRING ACCESS TO PREMISES FOR ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES; FORBIDDING TAMPERING OR OBSTRUCTION; SETTING FEES FOR PLANS REVIEW AND COUNTY TESTING; REQUIRING CERTAIN REPORTING AND RECORDKEEPING; ESTABLISHING ENFORCEMENT OPTIONS INCLUDING CIVIL PENALTIES; AMENDING CHAPTER 8CC OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Board of County Commissioners
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Commissioner Moss asked that the subject development be redesigned to improve the aesthetics, specifically to eliminate the huge red and blue structures located throughout the development, which he noted could not be corrected through enhanced landscaping.
Mr. Jorge Rodriquez, Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department, responded to Commissioner Moss' concern. He noted staff would work with the manufacturer to enhance the features and to make the project design as aesthetically pleasing as possible.
In response to Commissioner Rolle's question regarding the impact of this ordinance on individual homeowners, Mr. Rodriquez explained that pursuant to the Building Code, a $50.00 backflow prevention devices must be purchased by homeowners and installed in all new homes constructed with sprinkler/irrigation systems connected to a city water supply. He advised that existing homes would be exempted from the provisions of this ordinance.
Henry N. Gillman
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