Virginia Beach Public Utilities (DPU) administers a program of surveying, inspection, and tracking the testing of all backflow prevention devices and assemblies within the Public Utilities water distribution systems according to the City Ordinance
and the Department's Policy
. The purpose of this program is to protect the health and welfare of the citizens of Virginia Beach by ensuring that the City's drinking water supply is protected from a backflow event
. This Backflow Prevention and Cross Connection Control Program is ongoing in nature and was devised and implemented with security of the potable water supply and the health of our citizens in mind. Accordingly, this program was created and is administered by the DPU, in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Health
and the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Safe Drinking Water Act was amended reduce lead in drinking water. Specifically this means that the lead content of all plumbing fixtures intended to come into contact with potable water for consumption purposes must contain no more than 0.2% lead (0.25% weighted average of wetted surfaces). Backflow Prevention devices used exclusively for non-potable services such as manufacturing, industrial processing, irrigation, outdoor watering, or any other uses where the water is not anticipated to be used for human consumption are exempt. If you have any questions please contact the Backflow Prevention Program Manager at (757) 385-4171 or firstname.lastname@example.org