Backflow Prevention/
Cross-Connection Control

To keep the water supply safe from contaminants that could be introduced into the water system through backflow, back siphonage, or back pressure from a customer’s plumbing system, Arizona Water Company administers the Cross-Connection Control Program in compliance with Arizona Administrative Code on Backflow Prevention (R18-4-215).

The program requires the installation, testing and maintenance of approved backflow prevention assemblies on required plumbing systems. Customers must have a backflow assembly inspected and tested annually. Arizona Water Company will notify customers annually by mail when the inspections and tests are due. Customers are responsible for choosing, hiring, and paying their backflow tester to inspect, test, and repair, (if necessary), their backflow assembly. Arizona Water Company maintains the record of the results that are sent in by testers.

Backflow Prevention Assemblies must be tested by a certified backflow tester and results sent within 30 days of the test to Arizona Water Company:

  • Upon Installation
  • When Cleaned, Repaired, or Overhauled
  • When Relocated
  • Annually
  • As Required by the Regulatory Authority
For more information, please contact your local office or call (480) 982-2201

The list of backflow prevention service providers is provided on an “as-is” basis for information purposes only. The reliability and accuracy of the material on this site cannot be assured, so please consult your local phone book or online services for up to date information about the backflow prevention service providers listed here and other such service providers in your area. Arizona Water does not recommend any backflow prevention service provider and does not warranty or guarantee IN ANY WAY any information, work, or services any backflow prevention service provider might provide to you. Arizona Water recommends that you thoroughly investigate any backflow prevention service provider you might wish to hire and make any decision to hire a backflow prevention provider based upon the results of your own investigation.