Annual Cross Connection & Backflow Prevention Program Requirements:

    The Buckingham Park Water District’s (the District’s) Domestic Water Supply Permit, issued by the California Department of Public Health requires that the District comply with the California Code of Regulations, Title 17, Sections 7583 through 7605, which mandates that all domestic water suppliers have an approved program for the protection of the public water supply against backflow from contaminated water sources, and sets forth the minimum guidelines for establishing such a program. To ensure compliance with the aforementioned regulation, the District’s Board of Directors has adopted an Ordinance entitled Cross Connection Control & Backflow Prevention. 


    The ordinance was written based on the minimum requirements set forth in CCR, Title 17, and more specifically that all properties which have an auxiliary water source shall have a device installed to prevent backflow from potential contaminated cross connections, and that each of these devices must be tested and certified operational annually. A list of certified testers may be obtained from our business office. A copy of this ordinance is provided here for your reference:



     Please remember that the device certification period is January 1st through June 30th annually, all devices must be certified no later than June 30th and the certificates must be received by our office within 10 days of the date on which the device was tested (i.e. if your tester certifies your device on June 20th, the certificate is due in our office by June 30th). Please keep in mind that there is a significant late fee of $125.00 associated with this deadline.


    We would like to thank you for your participation in the Cross Connection Control & Backflow Prevention Program; protecting the health and well being of your families and neighbors is foremost to the District, its Board of Directors, and staff. If you have any comments or questions regarding the information provided herein, please don’t hesitate to contact our business office at (707) 279-8568.