What happens if I don’t have my assembly tested?

If assembly test results are not received by the required due date, the Village, through BSI, will send the water customer/property owner a second notice requiring testing within 30 days. If the water customer does not have the backflow prevention assembly tested, further enforcement actions will be undertaken, including:

  • the issuance of citations (Section 13.04.290 of the Village Code), with a minimum fine of $35 and a maximum fine of $500 per day (Section 1.04.035 of the Village Code); and
  • and/or the termination of water service until the required actions have taken place. (Section 16.2.050 of the Village Code)

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1. What is backflow?
2. How does backflow occur?
3. What is a cross-connection?
4. What is a backflow prevention assembly?
5. How often must a backflow prevention assembly be tested to be considered safe?
6. Who can test backflow preventers?
7. Why have I received a letter from BSI, Inc., rather than the Village, reminding me that my backflow assembly must be inspected?
8. How do I change the contact information for a backflow prevention assembly on my property?
9. Who is responsible for sending in the completed “Backflow Prevention Assembly Test Report” forms?
10. What if my backflow prevention assembly fails the test?
11. What happens if I don’t have my assembly tested?
12. Under normal circumstances, am I allowed to remove an existing backflow prevention assembly?
13. I have several backflow prevention assemblies with different test dates. How can I get them tested at the same time?
14. I received a cross connection survey on my water usage at my business or home. What is this about?
15. Who pays for the testing?
16. Who should I call if I have additional questions?
17. What regulations authorize and govern the Village of Wheeling Backflow Prevention Program?