The recommended backflow assembly type is a Reduced Pressure Zone assembly (RPZ). A backflow assembly is needed anytime culinary water will or may be used for irrigation. If using culinary only for irrigation, the backflow assembly must be installed on the main sprinkler feed line before the tee, junction, or the first set of control valves. If you are using culinary and secondary, the backflow assembly must be installed before the swing-line box. A backflow assembly is not required if secondary will be the only supply for your irrigation system. Backflow assemblies must be tested by a certified backflow technician within 10 days of initial use and annually thereafter.
Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974, Public Law 93-523, Water purveyors are responsible for the quality of drinking water delivered. This required that contamination from backflow be eliminated.
Utah Code, Section 19-4-112 states “there shall be no cross connection between the potable (drinking water) and non-potable (auxiliary water) systems”.
Unprotected cross-connection that may affect water quality, are not allowed. Approved backflow prevention assemblies must be used.
Backflow assemblies must be tested on an annual basis by a certified tester.
Drinking water systems shall be protected for cross-connection from an pressurized irrigation system.
Requires annual testing on all backflow assemblies.
The following list of backflow testing service providers have been pre-qualified through a public Request for Proposal (RFP) process to perform services related to the testing of residential backflow assemblies. Through the public RFP process, the providers have agreed to provide the services listed for the price listed. City holds the right to remove any and all providers that do not adhere to terms of the RFP at anytime. The City does not endorse nor hold a contract with these providers.
Company Name: Clearwater Backflow Services
Contact: Scott Nixon at 801-702-0313
Services Provided: Backflow testing, and repair if needed
Prices: Testing $40 (clean and retest, if needed and all paperwork)
Repairs: $50 per hour for labor plus parts
Company Name: Turf Sprinkler
Contact: Sheryl Smart at 801-943-5055
Services Provided: Backflow testing, and cleaning if needed
Company Name: Smart Backflow Services
Contact: Russ Smart at 801-566-5756