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Backflow Prevention


 

**The City of Wharton has partnered with Backflow Solutions, Inc (BSI) to administer their cross-connection control/backflow tracking program.**

 

 

The City of Wharton has a cross connection control (backflow prevention) program for all backflow devices. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requires all water utilities to develop and implement a comprehensive cross connection control program to prevent backflow into the City's water system.

 

Water distribution systems are designed so that water flows in one direction from the treatment plant to the customer. Cross-Connections are any unprotected actual or potential connection or structural arrangement between a public or a consumer's potable water system and any other source or system.

 

Backflow is the undesirable reversal of flow of water or mixtures of water and other liquids or substances into the distribution pipes of the potable supply of water from any other source or system.

 

Quick Reference: Cost per test report submitted is $12.95 paid by backflow tester.

 

General Information

If you revieced a notice, you will need to do the following;

  1. Hire a Registered Backflow Tester.
  2. Provide your Cusomter Confirmation Number (CCN), located on the notice to your Tester.
  3. Check you test report status using your CCN at BSIOnlineTracking.com

 

The backflow tester will need to:
  1. Perform the required test.
  2. Submit all test reports through BSIOnlineTracking.com.
  3. Pay $12.95 per test report submitted.

 

References

2012 International Plumbing Code- Backflow Prevention

Backflow Prevention Assembly Test Form

BSI Online Backflow Academy

BSI Online Testing FAQ's

Cross-Connection Control & Backflow Prevention

 

City of Wharton
120 East Caney Street
Wharton, Texas 77488
Phone: (979) 532-2491

Wharton Volunteer Fire Department
319 N. Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 400

info@whartonfire.com

Wharton Police Department
1407 N Richmond Rd

Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-3131

City of Wharton Civic Center
1924 N Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-2491 Ext 600
Wharton Emergency Management
1407 N Richmond Rd.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 570
 
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