According to the State of California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Health Services:
“The California Code of Regulations (CCR), requires public water systems to protect their water supplies from contamination by implementing a cross-connection control program. The scope of a comprehensive cross-connection control program must include provisions for the protection of the drinking water supply through the installation of appropriate backflow prevention assemblies at all water user’s connections where a hazard or potential hazard to the water supply is identified by the public water system (Title 17, Section 7584).”
The Backflow Administration Program:
The City annually invoices a $60 per device administrative fee to maintain this program for the community. If devices are not tested in accordance with State laws and regulations, enforcement is taken and the customer's water service may be discontinued. Pay the administrative fee to your tester, who will forward it to the City's program administrator, Aqua Backflow.
Find out if your backflow preventer is due for a test!
For additional information on test due notice, failed devices, list of approved testers, tester registration, or change of address, contact Aqua Backflow at (847) 742-2296.