Water Backflow Testing

Required Back-flow Test for all Residents

Back-flows and cross-connections between culinary and secondary water are a growing concern not only locally, but statewide. It only takes a minor chain of events to cause a major problem with our drinking water.

Every sprinkling system that is connected to the drinking water system (culinary) is required to have a back-flow assembly installed. This device prevents possible contamination that may enter from the sprinkler system.

All back-flow devices are required to be tested every year. Any device found faulty must be repaired or replaced, not bypassed. A certified back-flow technician must come to your home and test your back-flow system.

The certified back-flow performance technician will send results to the city as well as leave you a copy. 

The City of Bluffdale does not endorse any specific individual or company. It is recommended that you contact and receive quotes from several testers to ensure a fair price for the testing and additional work to be done. Many local nurseries, landscapers, or sprinkler supply houses have lists of certified testers. A list of certified testers is available on the DEQ website.

To reference the city code on back-flow testing click here.

For more information on what a back-flow is, what it does and the risks of cross contamination, click here.

Please call Bluffdale City at 801-254-2200 and ask to speak to the water department with any questions or concerns.