Backflow Prevention Homeowners
While a standard home may not pose a significant risk to the community's water quality, homeowners can still contaminate their own internal water systems.
Note: for the purposes of the Backflow Prevention Program, the terms 'residential' and 'single family home' are used interchangeably.
At this time, residential customers/homeowners do not have to comply with the Backflow Prevention Program requirements unless:
- There is an auxiliary water source on the property;
- There is a dedicated irrigation line tapped off of the main; or
- There is another hazard as identified by the Backflow Prevention Program (including the existence of a well on the property).
The Backflow Prevention Program requirements are not meant to contradict building, fire or plumbing codes, which may require a residence to have a backflow prevention assembly like those required on residential sprinkler systems. When backflow prevention assemblies are otherwise required, they must be installed, but will not be tracked by the Backflow Prevention Program.
Email Backflow Prevention or call 303-413-7401.
- Backflow Prevention Handout
- Backflow Tips for Homeowners
- Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers
- Backflow Prevention Codes and Regulations
- Irrigation and Pressure Vacuum Breakers
- Backflow Prevention for Commercial and Multifamily Customers
- Backflow Prevention for Homeowners
- Backflow Prevention Questions
- General Backflow Information
- Request Backflow Prevention