Spring is nearly here, and CFPUA is reminding customers to ensure their backflow prevention assemblies are up to date on inspection and testing.
A backflow prevention assembly is a piece of equipment installed between the public water supply and a potential source of contaminants, such as swimming pools, irrigation systems, and fire sprinkler systems. These assemblies prevent the backflow of water into the public drinking water supply during periods of low or no pressure, which can be caused by back-siphonage or maintenance and cleaning activities.
CFPUA requires all backflow prevention assemblies to be inspected and tested upon installation and re-tested annually. Customers must submit a copy of their test to CFPUA within 60 days of the testing date.
Customers who are newly installing a backflow prevention assembly can contact CFPUA Community Compliance using this online form.
Click here for more information, including a list of certified backflow testers.
An example of a backflow prevention assembly.