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Backflow Information

What is Backflow?

Backflow is the unwanted flow of water going in the reverse direction through a cross-connection. It can cause contamination of potable water supplies. Missouri Department of Natural Resources require that all cross-connections, active or inactive, have a backflow prevention assembly, which includes irrigation systems.

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Our Backflow Inspection Schedule

Every year on April 1st, we mail out "Backflow Packets" to customers with irrigation systems. The purpose of these packets is to inform the customer of their responsibility to have their backflow prevention assembly checked by a certified backflow tester. The testers will ensure that it is working properly.

We will need the Inspection forms by May 31st to avoid service interruption.

Important Things to Note:

  • If you are unable to get your backflow inspection done by May 31st, make an appointment with a certified tester and contact us. Tell us when the appointment is and with whom.
  • We do provide a list of certified backflow testers from Missouri's Department of Natural Resource website.
  • Retain a copy of the backflow inspection for your own records.
  • FOLLOW UP WITH US to ensure we received a copy of the backflow inspection from the person or company that performed the inspection. This is a Statewide requirement; therefore, inspections are occurring for customers in other water districts, and inspections can be mistakenly submitted to the wrong water service provider.