Backflow Testing Program
The City of Alvin has established a Backflow Testing Program to help assure that backflow prevention devices protecting the City water system from potential health hazards are tested annually. The program requires that property owners (primarily industrial and commercial) are responsible for maintaining backflow prevention devices in good working order and providing annual test reports as proof of compliance.
The City of Alvin Utilities Department has an annual test requirement for backflow prevention devices that protect the public water supply from contamination by health hazards. Backflow testing is the backflow owner’s responsibility and is paid for by the owner. Owners may choose testers or testing companies to perform annual backflow testing that meet the following requirements:
The City of Alvin uses a vendor, to keep electronic records of backflow testing information. Backflow test reports, tester licensing, and gauge information are entered by testers or testing company representatives online via the internet in the AquaBackflow database. AquaBackflow sends testing due and overdue notices to customers with the last tester of record listed on the letter as a convenience. Testing is due on the same date every month and not a year from the last test date.
For an up-to-date list of companies and testers registered to do online entry of test reports through AquaBackflow please contact AquaBackflow: Ph: (847) 214-9696; info@AquaBackflow.com; https://www.aquabackflow.com/backflow-testing-companies
Failure of an owner to have annual backflow testing performed and reported to the City will result in escalated enforcement measures that may include termination of water service per City Ordinance. Property owners may delegate testing activities to tenants, site managers, or property managers; however, the property owner is responsible and will be held accountable for compliance in enforcement proceedings. Correspondence and enforcement notifications will be addressed to the party receiving the water bill for the address with the noncompliance.
Please remind your testing company to adhere to the following procedures when submitting backflow assembly test reports.
Testers & Testing Companies
All backflow assembly test reports for existing and replacement backflow devices must be submitted via the Aqua Backflow’s site at www.TrackMyBackflow.com
If you have questions that cannot be answered by the contractor, please contact the Public Services Department at 281-388-4325 or by email email@example.com.
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