Must my home or business have backflow prevention?

Many businesses must install and maintain backflow prevention devices. Common examples are manufacturing facilities, process plants, medical facilities, restaurants, laboratories including school chemistry and biology labs), and buildings with boilers, fire sprinkler systems and irrigation systems. Usually residential facilities are exempt from the rule unless a specific cross-connection is identified. For example, single-family residences with a lawn irrigation system require backflow prevention. Multi-family residences with a boiler or fire sprinkler system require backflow prevention.

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1. Does everyone have to comply with backflow regulations?
2. Why is the City responsible for enforcing the rules on backflow since they are State of California’s rules?
3. We have been here all these years and never had to do anything about backflow before. Why do I have to do this now?
4. Can my home or business be “grandfathered” in for the backflow devices?
5. Must my home or business have backflow prevention?
6. How would a backflow issue occur with a lawn irrigation system?
7. Who do I call to report sidewalk problems, potholes or damaged roadways?
8. Why doesn't the City do more complete road repairs rather than simply patching the potholes?
9. Who do I contact if a street light needs repair?
10. Who is responsible for routine maintenance of sidewalk, curb, gutter and street trees?
11. Where do I call to report water leaks or a broken hydrant?
12. Who do I call if I have a sewer blockage in the line that is not on my property?
13. Where do I report an abandoned vehicle?
14. Who do I call about graffiti problems?
15. Where do I report illegal trash dumping or fire hazards?