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Old 04-25-2013, 08:11 PM
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It's been enforced here since the early 90's. They receive a letter in the spring requiring it to be tested and then more letters threatening to pull water meter if results are not submitted. All irrigation connected to city water.

http://www.citizensenergygroup.com/E...revention.aspx

http://www.carmelutilities.com/Carme...ow_dcaeab.html
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:23 PM
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unless the city/town needs revenue.
They don't make any money off backflow testing.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:29 PM
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They don't make any money off backflow testing.
In my area they do. They came up with a "filing fee" they charge for ever test submitted. Never get sick of hearing homeowners complain about it.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:36 PM
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There is a lot of work to keep track of it, most just add it to the water bills.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:44 AM
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It's been enforced here since the early 90's. They receive a letter in the spring requiring it to be tested and then more letters threatening to pull water meter if results are not submitted. All irrigation connected to city water.

http://www.citizensenergygroup.com/E...revention.aspx

http://www.carmelutilities.com/Carme...ow_dcaeab.html
Not in my 2 state I live in. Also how does the city even know whom has systems? My water meter is in my house and the city it NOT allowed in my house unless a paper from a judge.

Here the city charges business $100 for checking it and they wanted to start charging people for testing but it was shot down.

To me it is not needed since I would need data to prove it is not 6 sigma.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:21 PM
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Since when are Texas water meters located indoors?
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:30 PM
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Backflow Regulations

We have been under the EPA's scrutiny since the mid 80's, after a cross-connection violation left 1100 people drinking sewer water from a contaminated well at a country club. First four people got $1.5 mil each and owners with "high hazard" systems, ie. irrigation, pools, medical, list goes on and on, get to maintain reduced pressure backflow assemblies.

Our testing procedures here have moved from private testers, of which I have been one since 86', to one company which contracts to test all in each utility district. This is so the EPA can get each device tested every 12 months, and not one day later. They couldn't keep their thumb on private testers and deadlines were being missed.

I expect the regulators will eventually win and all will be subjected to these codes.
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:44 PM
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Our purveyor had a very cool Canadian tracking and memory software program for backflow. We could read history and therefore, bust "drive-by" testing.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:13 PM
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Since when are Texas water meters located indoors?
Never stated they were..I live in 2 states and my TX water meter is 50 ft from my house in Katy...Easy to adjust.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:17 PM
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Our purveyor had a very cool Canadian tracking and memory software program for backflow. We could read history and therefore, bust "drive-by" testing.
But how does anyone know you have it or not? My city in MA or TX has no clue.
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