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Reversal of water flow from an unapproved source to the public water supply. Backflow can carry pollutants and contaminants.
Any water source NOT approved by NC Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources (NCDENR) for quality and safety. This includes some residential and commercial connections.
In accordance with the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, North Carolina Administrative Code, NC Plumbing and Building Codes, all water suppliers shall have a program to eliminate potential and actual cross-connections.
A mechanical device that separates approved and unapproved water sources. It prevents contamination in a backflow or backpressure situation.
Backflow devices are required, but not limited to the following:
Only technicians who have passed a North Carolina approved certification course may install, test, and maintain backflow preventers.
Link to Certified Testers.
All customers connected to the Town of Southern Pines water distribution system.
Yes, all exterior RPZ backflow devices are required to be in a protective, above-ground box.
Upon installation or reinstallation, after any maintenance, and annually thereafter. If you remove your backflow device for the winter, it must be retested after it is reinstalled.
Residents should keep a copy for themselves, and ensure that the backflow technician contacts BSI Online and have the test data placed in their online system.
PHONE: 1-800-414-4990FAX: 1-888-414-4990EMAIL: email@example.comAfter your information is in this database, residents will be assigned their customer confirmation number (CCN). They can use this number to ensure their device is listed on the BSI website.
Devices must be installed within ten (10) feet of the domestic water meter. If you have a designated yard (irrigation) meter, the BFP must be installed within ten (10) feet of the yard meter. Some exceptions may be allowed for fire suppression systems or where installation is not feasible due to facility design. ALL exceptions will be reviewed by Town officials to make FINAL determination.
Yes, but once the meter is installed, the customer has 90 days to return backflow test data to BSI Online.
TARPO (Triangle Area Rural Plannning Organizations) is primarily involved when a potential site’s transportation needs impact the region, along with the NCDOT.
RLUAC (Regional Land Use Advisory Commission) monitors and has input on sites that may impact Fort Bragg
US Fish & Wildlife manages the regional habitat for a number of endangered species that make their home in the Sandhills. US Fish and Wildlife
You can get involved by applying to be a member of the Board and/or by attending the monthly Board meeting, where you can find out what's currently happening in the Town's development and have the chance to voice your opinions. The Board meets the second to last Thursday of every month at 7 pm in the Douglass Community Center at 1185 W Pennsylvania Ave. When a seat on the Board opens, Town Council will consider all applications and notify you if you have been selected to join the Board. Board Application Form
If you received a North Carolina Uniform Citation for violation of a state or local parking regulation, you must follow the instructions printed on the citation for answering the charge in the Moore County District Court.
The Southern Pines Police Department reminds vehicle owners and operators of their responsibility to ensure their vehicle is parked in compliance with all State and Local Regulations.
- Pursuant to the Town of Southern Pines Code of Ordinances, the fee for fingerprinting is $5.00
The fee must be paid IN ADVANCE at the Town of Southern Pines Finance Department, 180 SW Broad Street, Southern PinesYou will be issued a receipt to present to the police department - Fingerprints are taken on Wednesdays between the hours of 8:00am and 10:00am (except holidays) at the police department, 450 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Southern Pines- An appointment is not necessary; You must bring government-issued, photo identification- If you need fingerprints applied to a specific type of card, you must bring the appropriate card(s). If not, the police department will provide generic fingerprint cards
You must complete the top part of the fingerprint card prior to your fingerprints being takenDO NOT SIGN THE CARD. It must be signed in the presence of the officer/employee taking the fingerprints
Please contact the Southern Pines Police Department Investigation Division at (910) 692-2732 with any questions.
A “bona fide” towing service is an agency or organization whose primary business includes the towing of vehicles for mechanical purposes or due to collision and that owns or has primary control over vehicles and equipment for this purpose (i.e. tow trucks). Once a request is received, the Chief of Police will determine if the basic requirements are met. If approved, the department Tow Agency Inspector will schedule an inspection to be conducted of the tow agency to ensure compliance with applicable North Carolina General Statutes, Town of Southern Pines Business regulations and police department policies. Tow agency proprietors selected for inclusion on the Master Tow List will be required to sign a Letter of Agreement consenting to abide by appropriate directives from the Southern Pines Police Department, the Town of Southern Pines or other authorized organizations.
The best way to keep up with last-minute changes is to like Southern Pines Recreation and Parks on Facebook.
Facebook is the fastest and most convenient way for us to update information for all our program participants, sports players, and their families.
Or contact your coach or the Program or Athletic Coordinator (see Quick Links "Contact Us")
Boats, kayaks and paddle boards are allowed.
No gasoline engines--only paddles and electric motors allowed.
A valid fishing state issued fishing license is required as per North Carolina rules.
Swimming and wading are not allowed.
Please see Parks and Facilities