It is everyone's job to safeguard the City's public drinking water supply from contamination. Cross connections may occur anywhere the public water supply is connected to a potentially contaminated source. Cross connections are a hazard because contaminated water may "backflow" (water flowing backwards from a customer connection) into the City's drinking water system.
Backflow prevention devices are required on all non-residential facilities, and any residential facilities which have reclaimed water provided for irrigation. The devices must be tested upon installation, and then annually, by a certified backflow prevention device tester. If the assembly fails, it must be repaired or replaced, and re-tested to ensure it functions properly.
All costs associated with backflow prevention inspection and maintenance are the responsibility of the customer. Backflow prevention device test reports must be completed annually by a certified technician and submitted to the City at the following address: City of Green Cove Springs 321 Walnut Street Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 Attention: Backflow