Cross Connection Control Program
Every Public Drinking Water System in Florida must have a Cross Connection Control Program (more commonly known as a Backflow Prevention Program). This Florida Department of Environmental Protection requirement (Florida Administrative Code 62-555.360) is designed to protect the Public Water Supply from potential contamination from customer’s plumbing connections. For more information on Backflow Prevention, please visit the FDEP’s site.
Who does this requirement apply to?
Below is a list of facilities that require a backflow prevention device. This list is presented as a guideline and is not to be construed as encompassing all commercial properties requiring a backflow prevention device.
- Car wash
- Packing House
- Beverage Processing plant
- Veterinary Clinic
- Laundry (Commercial Cleaners)
- Paint/Body Shops
- Film Processing
- Petroleum/Fuel Stations
- Exterminating Companies
- Irrigation with auxiliary water source (well, canal, lake, reuse/reclaim water)
- Fertilizer plant
- Ice Manufacturing Plant
- Medical/Dental clinic
- Manufacturing Facilities
- Automotive/Marine Repair Facility
- Nursing Homes
- Irrigation Systems
- Chemical Plant
- Swimming pools with piped fill line
- Private Sewer Lift Station served by Public Water Supply
Who is managing the Indian River County’s Backflow Program?
Indian River County has contracted with Backflow Solutions Inc. (BSI) to
manage our backflow inspection program. BSI has experience managing similar
programs for other municipalities across the country. BSI serves as the primary point of contact for Backflow Inspections within the Indian River County Utilities service area and can be contacted at (800) 414-4990 or through their website at www.bsionlinetracking.com.
What are my Responsibilities?
It is a requirement that EVERY backflow prevention device be inspected annually by a Certified Backflow Tester. The results of the inspection must be submitted to the County’s recognized Backflow Prevention Device Database Management program maintained by BSI Online. Backflow Prevention Device testers shall submit inspection results to BSI as part of their service to the water customer.
How do I comply with these requirements?
Customers with a known device will receive a notification and reminder directly from BSI Online that testing is due. Once the annual inspection is complete, the testing company will enter that information directly into BSI’s Online reporting System. Note: Devices not currently in the County database are added once inventoried and tested.
Already have a registered device and looking for a certified tester to conduct the annual inspection?
Want to check the status of your Backflow Prevention Device?
Want to register your business as a Certified Tester for work performed within the Indian River County Utility service area?
Are you a Testing company looking to enter results?
If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Backflow Solutions Inc. at (800) 414-4990 or Indian River County Utilities Cross Connection Control Program at (772) 226-1822. Thank you for doing your part in protecting the Public Water Supply and adhering to this requirement.