Who is responsible for backflow protection?
Currently, the City of Show Low has 4 certified backflow testers / inspectors. They are governed by federal, state, and local ordinances. However, it is your responsibility to protect yourself from cross-connections. Here are some simple tips:
  • Do not leave your garden hose unattended while watering, especially when you have chemical feeders attached.
  • Do not install hoses on your faucets that protrude past the top rim of your sink. Make sure that there is a minimum inch of space between your hose and the top of the sink or tub.
  • Do not put your garden hose in a sewer clean out or roof vent to unplug your sewer. Call a professional to assist you.

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1. Why is backflow protection necessary?
2. What is backflow?
3. Who is responsible for backflow protection?
4. Where is backflow protection needed?
5. When is backflow protection required?