Backflow/Cross Connection

BFWater systems depend on pressure to keep water flowing in the proper direction. However, backflow can occur when there is a significant drop in the water pressure on the water district’s side. When this happens, it is possible for polluted water from the customer’s plumbing system to reverse flow into the public water system. If the water in the customer’s system has come in contact with harmful substances and it backflows into the public drinking water system, it could cause illness, or in extreme cases, death.

Rowland Water District (RWD) is working hard to ensure its drinking water system remains safe and complies with all health standards. The District requires backflow prevention assemblies where mandated by law, and works with its customers to eliminate potential cross-connections.

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Cross Connection/Backflow Ordinance-August 2017

Click below to view or download the Backflow/Cross Connection brochure:
Backflow and Cross Connection Brochure

Install Specification for Reduced Pressure Backflow Prevention Assembly-Click below to for more information 
RP install spec 2014 Updated

Install Specification for Double Detection Check Backflow Prevention Assembly-Click below for more information
DCDA Install Spec 2014