Backflow Prevention

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backflow preventionProtecting the public drinking water system from harmful contaminates is a shared responsibility.

  • Property owners are responsible to maintain a backflow, if they have an identified hazard. Please check the cross connection manual to see if you need a device at your residential location. All commercial locations are required to have an RPZ device installed at the meter.
  • The utility is responsible to educate the community and enforce the State’s rules.
  • Certified testers are responsible to comply with the standards of the utility.

What is a Cross-connection?

A cross-connection occurs in a plumbing system when the potable water system (drinking water) is connected to a non-potable (not fit to drink) source. For the residential customer, sources of water of an unknown quality that include swimming pools, irrigation systems, well systems or reclaimed water. Cross-connection of an unprotected water supply can result in the contamination of the water supply.

The proper backflow device protects the public water supply from possible contamination.

Contact Information

1750 12th Street Sarasota, Florida 34236

Email my test form to: backflowtest@sarasotafl.gov

Wendell Rainey: 941-955-2325, extension 6289, Wendell.rainey@sarasotafl.gov
Dawn McCall: 941-955-2325, extension 6238, dawn.mccall@sarasotafl.gov
Supervisor, Ira Jenkins: 941-955-2325, extension 6265 ira.jenkins@sarasotafl.gov

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 7:30am – 3:30pm
Closed most major holidays and weekends.

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