Residential Backflow Requirements

Since 1990, the Florida Building Code has required that residential irrigation systems have a backflow preventer. The state requires that homeowners have their backflow preventers tested every two years by a certified backflow tester, and that water companies submit annual reports on the compliance status of their customers.

Backflow Preventer Checkup Program

JEA’s Backflow Preventer Checkup program helps customers with JEA residential irrigation service connections comply with state environmental regulations designed to protect the quality of our drinking water. 
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Lawn Irrigation Systems

Customers who have an irrigation system that uses potable (drinking) water or an auxiliary water source that is not connected to a JEA irrigation meter are also required to have a backflow preventer installed on their system. Backflow preventers must be tested every two years in order to be in compliance with state environmental regulations designed to protect the quality of the public drinking water supply. 
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Reclaimed Water

JEA customers who use reclaimed water for irrigation are also required to have a backflow preventer installed to protect the public drinking water from potential contamination. 
Learn more about Reclaimed Water Backflow Requirements

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