Preventing backflow, or the unwanted flow of water in the reverse direction, is critical to protect human health and wellness. If unprotected cross connections, or contact between public and private drinking water systems and another source, can contaminate or pollute our drinking water system.
Brownsburg strives to prevent contamination by following the Safe Drinking Water Act. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management requires utilities to monitor backflow devices for compliance and to maintain records of test results. In addition, the Water Utilities Department ensures that water customers comply with all relevant Town and State codes.
All backflow devices must be tested upon installation and annually by an Indiana Registered Cross-Connection Control Device Inspector. The test report must be submitted to Water Superintendent Frank Monts every year.