Welcome to City of Tontitown's Backflow Prevention Device Installation Agreement webpage.
If, in the judgment of the City of Tontitown, an approved backflow prevention device is required to protect the quality of potable water supplied in the municipal system from non-potable sources in the user's water system, the water user shall be required to immediately install an approved backflow device at one or more specified locations at the water user's expense. Failure, refusal, or inability of the water user to install, have tested and maintain said backflow-prevention devices shall constitute grounds for discontinuing water service until such requirements have been adequately satisfied.
The City of Tontitown has taken the position that all commercial operations and residential irrigation systems are required to install backflow prevention devices. Therefore, you are required to install a backflow prevention device.
It shall be the duty of the user at any premises where backflow-prevention assemblies are installed to have certified inspections and operational tests made at least once per year, and the unit overhauled at least every five years. These inspections are tests that shall be at the expense of the water user and shall be performed by a certified tester approved by the Arkansas Department of Health. Records of such certified tests shall be kept for no less than five years, and a copy submitted to the City of Tontitown within ten working days of the tests or repairs.
For more information, see the Backflow Prevention Policy and the Cross-Connection Policy Control Program in Chapter 51 found HERE