How can backflow be prevented?

The Town of Cave Creek recognizes three methods of backflow prevention:

  • Air Gap
  • Reduced Pressure Principal Assembly
  • Pressure Vacuum Breaker Assembly

The Town of Cave Creek Utilities Department will determine which type of protection is required based on the degree of hazard that the property represents to the potable water supply.

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1. What is backflow?
2. What causes backflow?
3. What is backsiphoning?
4. What is backpressure?
5. How can backflow be prevented?
6. What is a backflow assembly?
7. How is an assembly approved?
8. Who is required to have a backflow prevention assembly?
9. How do I know if I need a backflow prevention assembly?
10. Is there a general compliance schedule and process?
11. Who installs the backflow prevention assembly?
12. Where should a backflow prevention assembly be located?
13. Who is responsible for the testing and maintenance of the backflow assembly?
14. Who is BSI, and how do I contact them to submit test results?