Fecal coliform [or E. coli] bacteria was found in the one of the fourteen wells that supply water to the Tequesta Water Treatment Plant. These bacteria can make you sick, and are a particular concern for people with weakened immune systems.
Bacterial contamination can occur when increased run-off enters the drinking water source (for example, following heavy rains).
The Village of Tequesta (Village) has retained Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. (Kimley-Horn) to complete an update to the facilities assessment report completed in 2011. The 2020 Facilities Assessment update included visual observations, records reviews and updates to estimates previously prepared for anticipated costs of rehabilitation and replacement efforts for improvements to the potable water Village’s facilities. The assessment covered various components of the Village’s utilities including the Village’s Water Treatment Plant (WTP) which focused on assessments of the pumps, blowers, motors, piping, valves, instruments, electrical gear, and applicable production wells, as well as the Village’s distribution system which focused on assessments of the piping, valves, hydrants, meters and applicable production wells.
IMPORTANT LETTER FROM THE UTILITIES DIRECTOR REGARDING THE MAY WATER BILLING
Effective October 1, 2019, there will be a 3% increase in water services
Online Bill Pay
The Village of Tequesta has an Electronic Bill Pay systems for water utility bills. These systems provides residents and businesses with convenient and efficient means of paying their water bills automatically and electronically.
The online bill pay system allows residents to pay their current bill directly from the computer at any time convenient to them from the Village’s website. The Automated Debit program allows monthly payments to be automatically deducted from a designated account. Both options completely eliminate the hassles of managing monthly water payments. We encourage residents and businesses to utilize the new program by going to www.tequesta.org and clicking the “Resident Services > Pay Your Water Bill” link. The minimal transaction fees ($2.75 per transaction) charged to residents for using the web bill pay system are charged by the third party transaction processing vendor. We are proud to say the system is budget neutral by placing the decision to pay third party costs in the hands of the residents who utilize the system.
Payment Drop Box
The Village of Tequesta has a Utility Bill Payment Drop box located at the front of the Tequesta Village Hall at 345 Tequesta Drive for your convenience. If you have any questions, you may call 561-768-0420. Thank you!