Backflow Prevention 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.
- Properties where the home or business was spared from the 2018 Camp Fire will need to comply by June 30, 2022.
|Details||PID-maintained Device||Customer-maintained Device|
$ 60 year
$ ?? year
|Qualifies for FEMA-paid Device||Yes||No|
|Will receive account credit if ordered Interim backflow device before March 18, 2021||Yes||No|
|Maintenance Provider||PID||Property Owner|
|24/7 Emergency Services||Yes||No|
|Relevant Fees||60.00 per year (to be evaluated after one year, then every-other year)||Trip fee (currently $20.00) per site visit required for inspections or compliance. May be subject to additional fees for non-compliance.|
|Annual Testing||Included||Customer may pay PID or other AWWA certified tester|
|Customer Type||Customers with 2" or smaller connection||Any|
|Ownership of Device||PID||Property Owner|
|PID responsibility end point||Shut off valve at customer side of backflow prevention device||Shut off valve at customer side of meter|
|Fees for testing / retesting||Included||$40.00 if customer requests PID to test|
|Responsible for future device replacement||PID||Property Owner|
|Device location and installation subject to PID specification requirements||Yes||Yes|
|New meter orders||Device will be installed with meter and while FEMA funds remain will be included at no additional cost to customer.||Customer will be required to install and test backflow device according to PID specifications before water will be served to property.|
|Existing services currently without backflow device||Request to have device installed during the 2021 metering project||Customer will be required to install device by June 30, 2022.|
|Certification||Signed agreement with PID||Default option if no opt-in to PID program|
|Enroll Now||Resources for DIY maintenance|
Need water service now?
Option 1 - Order from PID using the enrollment form.
PID employees can install most ordered devices within the 6-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 thebackflow device or connect to the provided hose bib. 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 to flow back into the main water supply. 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.
The state requires backflow prevention deviceto 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
or PID can test your device. The current fee is $40.00. To speak to a customer service representative or schedule your backflow test, contact the District Monday thru Friday, 9 am to 4 pm at 530-877-4971.