The Department of Water Management offers a service to residential customers that we hope will streamline the annual testing process. It is completely optional. Those who opt-in will have an approved tester under contract with the City of Durham perform the annual backflow test for their automatic lawn irrigation system.
Many water customers are unaware that improperly disconnecting an outdoor hose can potentially let contaminated water leak back into household plumbing. Fortunately, we have information you need to protect your home’s water supply.