Example Backflow Devices

This page is provided as an aid to help members identify devices they may have, that need to be tested. It is not intended as an exhaustive list of all devices, but should help members that are not familiar with this kind of testing to understand where to check for proper backflow prevention device  installations.

Sprinkler Systems

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An in-ground sprinkler system is buried beneath the ground surface and usually consists of pop up sprinkler heads. In-ground sprinkler systems can be connected to the water source at the house, by the water meter or anywhere in between.  A backflow assembly should be located at the water source and could be buried in an access box or mounted above the ground, on the side of a house or maybe the deck.

Hose Bibs

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Hose Bib with
anti-siphon adapter

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Anti-siphon adapter that can be added to hose bib or frost free

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Hose bib with

anti-siphon adapter

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Hose Bib without
anti-siphon adapter

Pools and Hot Tubs

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Some Pools and Hot Tubs have auto-fill connections to your water supply. These connections must have a back flow device.

Frost Free Hydrants

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Example of frost free hydrant without anti-siphon adapter. This frost free does not meet CCCP requirements.

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Example of frost free hydrant that has a anti-siphon adapter added. This frost free meets CCCP requirements.