What is backflow?

On rare occasions, water pressure is interrupted—perhaps by a water main break, a power failure, firefighters battling a nearby blaze, or some other disruption in water service. When there is a significant loss of pressure, water can flow back into the public water supply system. When water flows backward into the public water supply, it is called “backflow”. In order to prevent this situation from occurring, Davie County has a State Mandated Cross Connection Prevention Program, which requires users of the public water system to install backflow prevention devices to protect the public drinking water distribution system. Most residential homes without in ground irrigation systems will not have or will not have a need for a testable backflow prevention device.

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1. Can I pay my bill over the phone?
2. When is my bill due?
3. Why is my water bill so high?
4. Who do I call if I have a water emergency after hours?
5. Does my account include trash & recycling?
6. Why is there paint in my yard, at the curb, or in the street?
7. What is backflow?
8. What are some examples of cross connections?