How to Landscape Around Your Water and Sewer Devices

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Bonita Springs Utilities is dedicated to giving you the highest quality of service. Help us help you by making sure that your meter box and backflow devices are easily reachable for our technicians.

Please observe the following landscaping guidelines:

  • Vegetation cannot completely surround the meter boxes and backflow prevention devices.
  • Vegetation shall not hinder access to meter boxes and backflow prevention devices.

2.5 ft., or 30 inches, of clearance should be provided around the meter box and backflow prevention device. The illustration on the left shows the acceptable landscaping plans for meter box and backflow prevention devices.

According to the Bonita Springs Fire Department, 7.5 ft. of clearance should be provided on either side and 4 ft in the rear of the fire hydrant. The illustration to the right shows the acceptable landscaping plans for fire hydrants.

Click here to download the landscaping guidelines.

We realize that this equipment may not be attractive, but it is necessary for your safety. Have a question? Fill out our Contact Form or give us a call at 239-992-0711.