Who is responsible for the testing and maintenance of the backflow prevention assembly?

Backflow assemblies must be tested when they are installed and at least annually. The City of Lynchburg sends notices to customers reminding them when the annual test is due. The customer must contact a certified tester from the City of Lynchburg's tester list to perform the test. The test must be submitted to the Department of Water Resources. If the repair work or maintenance is performed on a backflow prevention assembly, a certified tester must retest the assembly immediately after repairs and submit test reports to the Department of Water Resources.

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1. What is backflow?
2. What is back-siphonage?
3. What is backpressure?
4. What is a backflow prevention assembly?
5. What assemblies are approved for installation in the City of Lynchburg?
6. How do I know if I need a backflow prevention assembly?
7. Where should a backflow prevention assembly be located?
8. How is an assembly approved?
9. Why do backflow prevention assemblies have to be in a heated enclosure?
10. Why do backflow prevention assemblies have to be tested periodically?
11. What if my backflow prevention assembly is leaking?
12. Who is responsible for the testing and maintenance of the backflow prevention assembly?
13. Who should I contact for more information?