What is that thing in my yard? It is a backflow assembly!
Backflow assemblies prevent contaminated water from getting back into the drinking water. If a main water line should break, or if a fire occurred and the fire department opened several hydrants, the pressure could drop dramatically, causing a reversal of water flow. This is one of the reasons why the City is concerned about the possibility of backflow of contaminants into our water system. State regulations require water systems to have a cross connection control program in place for preventing backflow incidents. The City of Fairview requires yearly testing on all assemblies, in order to assure it is working properly. Our goal is to provide you with safe, clean, and dependable water.