Your water provider must take reasonable precautions to protect the community distribution system from hazards originating in the homes and businesses of its customers. One example of this responsibility is a Cross Connection Control Program which is authorized to monitor, inspect, investigate and survey all known and potential cross connection to the public water supply system, both on public and private property.
A critical part of the program is the testing and maintenance of backflow prevention devices. These devices are commonly found on residential and commercial fire sprinkler systems, lawn irrigation systems, and residential and commercial boilers. Having your backflow preventer tested is important not only to comply with the law, but also for the protection of your family. There are over 10,000 reported cases of backflow contamination each year, some of which are fatal.
In order to comply with this type of program, it is usually the responsibility of the property owner to maintain all backflow preventers by having them tested annually and replaced every 5 years.
TriState Home Services can help you avoid fines and protect the health and safety of your family. We offer full testing and replacing of backflow devices. For more information about backflow protection in Frederick, MD and surrounding areas, call us at 866-624-5970 or complete our contact form.