Backflow Prevention is required for all water connections
Paradise Irrigation District has an active backflow prevention program as required by California Administrative Code, Title 17, Chapter V, Section 7583-7622 and PID Policy and Procedures Chapter 6.14 RE: Cross Connection & Backflow Control (amended March 17, 2021). Backflow devices are designed to prevent the unintentional backward flow of water from one point to another. PID requires backflow devices to be used at the water connection as a condition of water service.
- A Wilkins 975 XL2 backflow prevention device is required to be installed according to PID specification before water service will be granted.
You have a choice on how you want to manage your backflow prevention
Option 1 - Order from PID using the enrollment form.
PID employees can install most ordered devices within the 12-week window, however, there are some instances when the installation may require additional work and must be scheduled. You'll be charged $165.91 for installation and the annual maintenance fee will be split over 12 -months and applied to your monthly bill.
PID will install the interim backflow device and insulated cover at the current meter location or best suitable location if this is not an option. In some instances where the current meter is in a driveway or roadway, work may need to be scheduled to move the service lateral. This work may delay the interim backflow device installation timeframe.
Once installed, the customer can plumb their service line into the customer-facing side of the backflow device. Until the new meter is installed this is a temporary connection. Please do not plumb in to the device using permanent fixtures or methods.
IMPORTANT: The purpose of the backflow prevention device is to keep water flowing in the right direction and prevent water from your plumbing system from flowing back into the main water supply. The presence of a backflow device does not indicate potable water for vacant parcels where the post-2018 Camp Fire water advisory has not been lifted. If you need information about the water quality at your address refer to your advisory lifted letter or contact the district.
Call or come by the PID office:
6332 Clark Road
Option 2 - Install & maintain your own backflow prevention device.
PID charges a $70.00 administrative fee when you first install your backflow prevention device. This fee includes the pre-installation meeting and the post-installation inspection.
The state requires backflow prevention device to be tested annually by an American Water Works Association (AWWA) Certified backflow tester. (Click here to download the list).
Submit Annual Test, Inspection sheet, and Tester Certification to:
PID - Attn: Backflow
Compare the options
|Qualifies for FEMA-paid Device
|24/7 Emergency Service
|$60.00 per year
|The one-time installation fee is currently $70.00. Covers pre and post-installation inspections. Additional fees may apply for non-compliance.
|Customer must hire AWWA certified tester
|Customers with 2" or smaller connection
|Ownership of Device
|PID responsibility endpoint
|Shut off valve on the customer side of the backflow prevention device.
|Shut off valve a the meter.
|Fees for testing / retesting
|PID is not currently testing private devices
|Responsible for future device replacement
|Device location and installation subject to PID specification requirements
|New meter orders
|The device will be installed with a meter and while FEMA funds remain will be included at no additional cost to the customer.
|The customer will be required to install and test the backflow device according to PID specifications before water will be served to the property.
|Resources for DIY maintenance