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Backflow-Cross Connection Control

Backflow preventers are mechanical devices which, when properly maintained, prevent dangerous contaminants and pollutants from entering the public water supply.

Water purveyors, such as the Wichita Water Utilities, are required by the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 to implement a cross connection control program to protect the water supply from materials connected to the water system. State Law and Local Codes require that unprotected connections be addressed with proper protection for the hazard or water service to the consumer must be terminated. The Cross Connection Section works to ensure safe water for all consumers of water in our system.

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Do you have questions about cross connections or backflow prevention issues in your water system?

P: (316) 219-8918
Email Backflow@wichita.gov​


Related Code References

Chapter 17.08 Title 17, Chapter 17.10​​​​

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​Licensed Backflow Prevention Testers

Contractors shown on this list are current in their professional certifications and are registered with the Cross Connection Program, but are not specifically endorsed by the utility. This list is not all-inclusive, and prices may vary among these companies. Prospective service providers may be reviewed with the Better Business Bureau or other suitable rating agencies. Appearance on this list implies agreement to submit backflow testing completed for their clients within 10-14 days.​

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Welcome to the City's new web portal access for Backflow Testers

You will be able to print test forms for your customers, enter test results completed in the field for submission to the Backflow Authority, and report newly installed devices. 

You must have completed your backflow certification and have obtained your annual registration card with the City as a current tester. If you have not yet registered in Wichita, please call (316) 219-8919.

If you have already have your registration card, please proceed below.

Enter Backflow Prevention Program Portal​​​​​​ Need Help?