What are the most common cross-connections found?
  • All commercial properties are required to have a Backflow Assembly
  • Fire Sprinkler Systems
  • Auxiliary Water Supplies (wells, storage tanks & pumps)
  • Irrigation or Lawn Sprinkler systems (fertilizer injection systems)
  • Hoses attached to pesticides, plant killer, fertilizer or to flush antifreeze
  • Ornamental fountains  
  • Hose bibs

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1. Why do I need to install a Backflow Assembly?
2. Why do Backflow Assemblies have to be tested on an annual basis?
3. What is a Backflow Assembly?
4. Who is responsible for the test and any fees associated with the test?
5. Where do I install the Backflow Assembly?
6. Do I need to have the installation of the Backflow Assembly inspected by the Compliance Department at Padre Dam?
7. Will I be notified prior to my required Backflow Assembly annual test date?
8. Where in Padre Dams Rules and Regulations can I find more information?
9. What are the most common cross-connections found?
10. What Testing Company should I pick? Is one better than the other?
11. Can I get an extension on my test?
12. Where can I find more information about cross-connection control and backflow assemblies?
13. Where will my annual testing notification be mailed?