How much will the inspections/maintenance cost?

Though the Division of Public Utilities monitors the installation and maintenance of these assemblies as required by the VDH, the City of Petersburg does not have any influence or control over the contractor’s pricing, and it can vary from one testing contractor to another. Currently the prices range from $85 to $200. Group pricing, whether through a neighborhood or homeowner’s association is an option that may lower your annual testing cost. Combining the test with other irrigation system maintenance may also net a savings for the homeowner.

The City of Petersburg Division of Public Utilities does not endorse, guarantee, or warrant any work performed by the testing contractors. All interactions between customers and contractors are private transaction between these two entities. 

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1. Why does the City of Petersburg Public Utilities Division have a Backflow Prevention & Cross Connection Control Program?
2. What is a cross-connection?
3. What is backflow?
4. What is backpressure?
5. What is backsiphonage?
6. Why is backflow a concern to the public?
7. Are all residential homes required to have backflow assemblies?
8. Why are irrigation systems considered to be hazardous to the water system?
9. What type of backflow prevention assemblies are allowed in irrigation systems?
10. How do I know if I have a backflow prevention assembly?
11. What kind of buildings need backflow prevention assemblies?
12. Is there a minimum height that the backflow assembly must be installed?
13. When is a plumbing permit required?
14. Can a backflow device be removed?
15. How frequently does a backflow prevention assembly have to be tested?
16. How much will the inspections/maintenance cost?
17. What credentials are required to inspect and test a backflow prevention assembly?
18. Will I receive notification when to perform my test?
19. What if I don’t receive a letter?
20. What can I do with my test report?
21. Abbreviations