Why do I need a backflow device?

The primary objective of the backflow device is the protection of public health by ensuring that the water delivered to our customers is kept from harmful contaminants.  Commercial, industrial, agricultural, and ag-domestic properties require backflow protection, or the District can require one to be installed if a hazard is present that warrants it.

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1. Why do I need a backflow device?
2. What regulations govern backflow devices?
3. Where do I get a backflow device?
4. What type of device do I need?
5. Who can install a backflow device?
6. How can I protect the backflow device against theft and vandalism?