Country Club Ranches Infrastructure Project
COUNTRY CLUB RANCHES WATER INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT
The City of Miramar, Utilities Department is pleased to announce the completion of Phase I of the Country Club Ranches Water Main Improvements project. Phase I will serve properties located within the following boundaries:
- Old Miramar Parkway (to the North),
- SW 41st Street (to the South),
- SW 136th Avenue (to the East),
- SW 141st Avenue (to the West), and
- Along Old Miramar Parkway from SW 136th Avenue to SW 124th Avenue within the public right-of-way
There are several stipulations that property owners connecting to the municipal potable water distribution system must follow:
- You are required to connect to the City’s new potable water distribution system within 180 days from the date of this notice.
- The connection must be made in accordance with the requirements by the City of Miramar.
- You must obtain Plumbing Permits from the City of Miramar, Building Division (2200 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025); whether the work is done by a contractor, or it is self-performed.
Furthermore, water availability fees will be applied to your current user account after 180-days from the date of this letter.
For information regarding obtaining a Building Permit, please contact (954) 602-3200.
For information regarding procedures for connecting to the water system, please contact Customer Service at (954) 602-4357.
OBTAINING A WATER SERVICE BUILDING PERMIT:
- Complete a Broward County uniform building permit application
- Complete a homeowner/builder disclosure statement if you are a homesteaded owner/occupier of the home and you intend to perform or contract the work yourself
- Contractors submitting a permit application must be registered with the City. Please see the attached form if you are not registered
- Complete a homeowners association affidavit
- Complete Notice of Commencement form and submit to Broward County if the total job value exceeds $2,500
- A hand drawn sketch with the water service size and pathway will be accepted, professionally generated plans are not required.
- Submit 1 set of all required documents to the building department. If you opt to submit your application online, please make sure all documents are saved in 1 file to upload.
- You will be contacted when the application has been approved or denied. If there is a denial, you will be provided a list of deficiencies for your resubmittal
- The permit application fee is $81, and the permit fee is approximately 3% of the job value
The City of Miramar offers “quick service” for hard copy plans only every Tuesday 7 am – 11 am for single discipline permit applications. Review and processing will be complete the following Monday after 12 pm.
INSPECTIONS MAY BE REQUESTED ONLINE AT: HTTPS://WWW.MIRAMARFL.GOV/150/BUILDING-PERMITS-INSPECTIONS
Tap the “schedule inspection” tab which will alert you that the browser will be going to another site. Tap the “proceed” tab, then follow all prompts to complete request.
The building department’s business hours are Monday – Thursday 7am – 6pm. All inspection requests must be made by 3:00 pm one business day prior for the following business day. Otherwise, inspections may be requested several days in advance.
B435: WATER SERVICE
- The pipe is independently installed in trench, it is not connected to the meter or house piping, it is bedded with clean sand and clean backfill is onsite. The water service pipe may be larger than meter outlet.
B931: FINAL PLUMBING
- The water service inspection has passed. Water line is now connected to the meter and the house and exposed for inspection. All piping except for connection points have been completely backfilled and brought to grade. Thermal expansion protection is installed and vacuum breakers are installed on all hose bibs. All existing will piping and equipment are disconnected from new water system.
INSPECTIONS HAVE DIFFERENT REQUIREMENTS AND MUST BE PERFORMED separately SEPARETELY AND ON DIFFERENT DAYS
WATER SERVICE INSTALLATION FBC CODES
THE FOLLOWING CODES ARE INTENDED TO BE A SUMMARY OF THE INSPECTION GUIDELINES. FOR COMPLETE LIST OF THE RESIDENTIAL PLUMBING CODES GO TO CH 25-33:
P2503.7 Water-supply system testing.
Upon completion of the water-supply system or a section of it, the system or portion completed shall be tested and proved tight under a water pressure of not less than the working pressure of the system or, for piping systems other than plastic, by an air test of not less than 50 psi (345 kPa). This pressure shall be held for not less than 15 minutes. The water used for tests shall be obtained from a potable water source.
P2503.9 Test gauges.
Gauges used for testing shall be as follows:
- 1.1.Tests requiring a pressure of 10 psi or less shall utilize a testing gauge having increments of 0.10 psi (0.69 kPa) or less.
- 1.2.Tests requiring a pressure higher than 10 psi (0.69 kPa) but less than or equal to 100 psi (690 kPa) shall use a testing gauge having increments of 1 psi (6.9 kPa) or less.
P2604.1 Trenching and bedding.
Where trenches are excavated such that the bottom of the trench forms the bed for the pipe, solid and continuous load-bearing support shall be provided between joints. Where over-excavated, the trench shall be backfilled to the proper grade with compacted earth, sand, fine gravel or similar granular material. Piping shall not be supported on rocks or blocks at any point. Rocky or unstable soil shall be over- excavated by two or more pipe diameters and brought to the proper grade with suitable compacted granular material.
P2604.2 Water service and building sewer in same trench.
Where the water service piping and building sewer piping is installed in same trench, the installation shall be in accordance with Section P2906.4.1.
Backfill shall be free from discarded construction material and debris. Backfill shall be free from rocks, broken concrete and frozen chunks until the pipe is covered by not less than 12 inches (305 mm) of tamped earth. Backfill shall be placed evenly on both sides of the pipe and tamped to retain proper alignment. Loose earth shall be carefully placed in the trench in 6-inch (152 mm) layers and tamped in place.
P2902.4.3 Hose connection.
Sillcocks, hose bibbs, wall hydrants and other openings with a hose connection shall be protected by an atmospheric-type or pressure-type vacuum breaker, a pressure vacuum breaker assembly or a permanently attached hose connection vacuum breaker.
P2903.4 Thermal expansion control.
A means for controlling increased pressure caused by thermal expansion shall be installed where required in accordance with Sections P2903.4.1 and P2903.4.2.
- P2903.4.2 Backflow prevention device or check valve.
Where a backflow prevention device, check valve or other device is installed on a water supply system using storage water heating equipment such that thermal expansion causes an increase in pressure, a device for controlling pressure shall be installed.
P2903.9.1 Service valve.
Each dwelling unit shall be provided with an accessible main shutoff valve near the entrance of the water service. The valve shall be of a full-open type having nominal restriction to flow, with provision for drainage such as a bleed orifice or installation of a separate drain valve. Additionally, the water service shall be valved at the curb or lot line in accordance with local requirements.