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posted Mar 15, 2018, 12:58 PM by City of Joseph   [ updated Mar 19, 2018, 1:49 PM ]

Is your water system at risk because of you?
Are you doing your part? What’s the big deal?

A backflow device is also known as a Reduced Pressure Zone. This device is installed onto your plumbing system to protect your drinking water and the city water supply from contaminants. What types of systems have this device: underground lawn sprinkler system, fire sprinkler system, boiler, beauty salons, heating system, soda fountains, etc.

Backflow prevention devices help protect the public safety by preventing potable water contamination. So make testing your backflow device part of your spring cleanup plan.
Test results are due June 1, 2018 and must be tested by an OHA-certified backflow assembly tested. Hurricane Creek Landscape and Design has agreed to provide this service in Joseph, you can contract them at 541-426-4075.
f test is not completed by June 1, 2018 property owner is liable for a fine of not less than $250.00 or more than $1,000.00 per violation. Each day of violation constitutes a separate offense. For additional information see Ordinance 2017-01 and State of Oregon OAR 333-061-0070.

Failure on the part of any owner, occupant or person in control of the premises to install a required assembly, have it tested annually and/or to discontinue the use of all cross connections and to physically separate cross connections in accordance with this ordinance is sufficient cause for the discontinuance of public water service to the premises pursuant to OAR 333-061-0070.