Who is responsible for the testing and maintenance of the backflow prevention assembly?
It is the responsibility of the water customer to ensure that the backflow prevention assembly is in proper operating condition at all times. Backflow prevention assemblies must be tested annually. The City of Healdsburg sends notices to customers reminding them when the annual test is due.

The customer must contact a City of Healdsburg recognized tester to perform the test. If any repair work (including repairs resulting from freeze damage) or maintenance is performed on the assembly, a city recognized tester must retest the assembly immediately and submit the test results to the city. Please call 707-431-3346 for more information.

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1. What is a cross-connection?
2. How can I prevent a cross-connection?
3. What is backflow?
4. How can a backflow occur?
5. What is back-pressure?
6. What is back-siphonage?
7. Why do water suppliers need to control cross-connections and protect their public water systems against backflow?
8. How can backflow into the City water system be prevented?
9. What is a backflow prevention assembly?
10. Who is responsible for the testing and maintenance of the backflow prevention assembly?
11. How do I find a city recognized tester?
12. How do I get added to the city's recognized tester list?