Backflow Information

Backflow Information

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Public Works Backflow Contact
Sutherlin Public Works Backflow Specialist, Shawn McHaffie, can be reached by emailing him at  s.mchaffie@ci.sutherlin.or.us or call 541-459-3542.  Please leave a message as he may be out in the field working.  Please click here for the fillable Backflow Application!

What is "backflow"? 
Backflow is the undesirable reversal of the flow of water or other substances from any source (such as used water, industrial fluids, gasses, or other substances not intended potable water) into the potable water system's distribution pipes.  Backflow testing is a yearly requirment and must be done by a certified backflow tester.  To find a certified tester located in your area or additional backflow information click on Oregon Health Authority's website link: Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention Information    
 
What is a backflow preventer sprinkler system?
Irrigation system backflow prevention devices are used to protect water supplies from contamination or pollution. They are installed on potable water lines to protect against both back-siphonage and back-pressure of contaminated water. 
For more information watch the YouTube video:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyUi4RMb-bA             
       

Please call us if you have any questions or concerns.