What systems require backflow prevention devices?

Backflow devices are required, but not limited to the following:

  • Residential and commercial lawn irrigation systems
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Chemical plants with industrial manufacturing
  • Medical and dental treatment facilities
  • Commercial facilities
  • Pest control buildings
  • Schools
  • Swimming pools
  • Other establishments that, by building code, use equipment that potentially causes backflow and those listed in the Town backflow ordinance.

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1. What is backflow, and why is it dangerous?
2. What is an unapproved source?
3. Why is the backflow program needed?
4. What is a backflow prevention (BFP) assembly?
5. What systems require backflow prevention devices?
6. Who can install or test a backflow preventer?
7. Who is subject to the backflow ordinance?
8. Does my backflow preventer need to be placed in an enclosure (hot box)?
9. How often does my backflow device need to be tested?
10. What do I do with the test results?
11. Where do I install the backflow preventer (BFP)?
12. If a new service connection requires a backflow preventer, but it is not installed yet, will a meter be installed?