Cross-Connection / Backflow Prevention

Customer Service Inspections

The City of Temple continually performs Customer Service Inspections (CSI's) of the entire Water Distribution system within our jurisdiction to monitor potential contamination hazards. City staff within the Utility Services Division continually inspects the water and wastewater infrastructure looking for cross connections or environmental hazards in order to protect the health of our citizens. Please contact our office for specific information regarding Customer Service Inspections.

Backflow Prevention Policy

In accordance with TCEQ Rules and Regulations for Public Water Systems, and with City Ordinance No. 2001-2802, the Backflow Prevention Policy (PDF) states no water connection from any public drinking water system shall be allowed at any residence or establishment where an actual or potential contamination hazard exists, unless the public water system is protected by an air gap or backflow prevention assembly. All backflow prevention assemblies are required to be registered and tested to be in compliance:
  • Immediately after installation of assembly unit
  • Whenever the assembly is moved
  • A minimum of once per year (annually)
  • Prior to reoccupancy of premises that has been vacated/unoccupied for 1 year
  • Immediately after any repairs are made to the assembly unit

Test & Maintenance Report Form

This form (PDF) can be filled out online using Adobe Acrobat. However, once filled out, you will need to print the form and submit the original, signed Test and Maintenance Report and a copy of the tester's certification to this office upon installation of backflow preventions assembly. The Certified Tester must be registered with the City of Temple Utilities Services Division. For an application to become a registered tester, click here.  If you have any questions, please contact our office.

Water & Sewer Tap Fees

For new construction or for separate irrigation system taps, please contact our office for specific information.