Why is this device required?

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) defines any site that has a “non-potable” water source, (such as irrigation by Reclaimed Water, a Well, or Lake) has the potential for a cross connection to occur, and must have a backflow prevention device installed on the potable water line.

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1. Is the Cross Connection Program new?
2. Why do I own this device?
3. Why is the City following up now about the backflow device?
4. Why is this device required?
5. What is the backflow prevention device for or do?
6. Do I have to do this requirement for my backflow preventer?
7. What if my house is less than two years old?
8. Can I get an extension for my backflow preventer?
9. Where is my backflow preventer located?
10. Is there a list of Certified Backflow Testers?