Ensuring that our water supply is safe and free of contamination is the Backflow Inspectors’ number one job. There are three inspectors for the District’s service area. They maintain and test backflow prevention devices and keep records for the state of Nebraska for the last 30 years.
We use backflow prevention devices to avoid contamination to our water supply. Don’t know if you have one? Most backflow preventers can be found on commercial and industrial equipment, however if you have an irrigation system, pool, hot tub/spa, or faucet connecting to a hose, you likely have a backflow device.
Every five years, we mail a Cross-Connection survey to residents and any change in answers might require a follow-up phone call or appointment. Out of 40,000 cross-connection surveys mailed, on average 2,300 need an appointment to verify their answers and make sure they have the right equipment. This year alone, due to new construction, more than 760 new backflow preventers were installed and inspected!
Using a backflow preventer ensures the health and safety of our drinking water. For more information, visit the Cross Connections and Backflow page.