Whenever backflow protection has been found necessary, the District will require the water user to install an approved backflow prevention device by and at their expense for continued service, or before new service will be granted.
Backflow devices shall be installed on the service connection to any premises having either internal cross connections that cannot be permanently corrected and controlled to the satisfaction of the District or state and local health department, or intricate plumbing and piping arrangements where entry to all portions of the premises is not readily accessible for inspection purposes, making it impracticable or impossible to ascertain whether or not the connections exist.
For a complete copy of the section of the District's ordinance pertaining to Backflow prevention, click here.
The California Department of Public Health requires that the Northstar Community Services District enforce Title 17, Section 7605 of the California Code of Regulations. This regulation requires that any necessary backflow prevention devices be tested annually by a certified backflow device tester. Additionally, per section 8.06 of the District's Water Ordinance, you are allowed 30 days from receipt of notice from the NCSD to have the device(s) tested by a certified backflow prevention device tester.
Click here for a current list of preapproved testers.
Northstar Community Services Cross Connection Survey
The District is conducting a survey of all customer classes within the Northstar Community. The purpose of the survey is to identify certain equipment that could have an undesirable impact on our water supply. If not properly protected, certain common equipment directly connected to your water service could create a hazardous condition within your home. This survey is being conducted in the interest of protecting the community's water supply. Identifying potential cross-connections will allow us to continue to provide safe and delicious drinking water to the residents and patron's in our community. Please contact us with any questions with regard to this survey or the backflow prevention program at the NCSD.