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Backflow Prevention

  • All sprinkler systems must be equipped with an approved backflow preventer.

A properly installed and approved backflow preventer keeps water that may be contaminated with pesticides and fertilizers from re-entering your home through your sprinkler system.

  • All sprinkler systems must be equipped with an approved backflow preventer.
  • Have a certified tester check your backflow preventer at least every three years to ensure compliance with City of Fort Collins regulations.
  • Not all backflow preventers sold locally are approved for use in Fort Collins. Ask your supplier for information.
  • Install a shut-off valve with a drain just above ground level to drain the pipes and protect your backflow preventer from freezing.

Learn more about sprinkler system requirements.

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Fort Collins Utilities is an equal opportunity residential and commercial utility service provider. We do not discriminate in the terms, conditions or provision of services based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.

Fort Collins Utilities es una empresa proveedora de servicios públicos residenciales y comerciales con igualdad de oportunidad. No discriminamos en los términos, las condiciones o la provisión de servicios en base a raza, color, religión, sexo, discapacidad, estatus familiar o nacionalidad de origen.