Backflow & Cross Connections

Backflow Requirements

  • The District requires that Commercial/Industrial Users have Backflow devices tested annually and methods reviewed annually.
  • For more information please refer to Cherokee Metropolitan District's Ordinance 84-001

Backflow Forms

Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester List (PDF)

Backflow Prevention Device Assembly Test & Maintenance Report (PDF)

When Backflows Must Be Tested

  • Cherokee Metropolitan District (The District) will mail each Commercial/Industrial User at least 30 days prior to the annual Backflow Test due date. 
  • If The District has not received a Backflow Test Report by the due date, a 2nd reminder will be mailed out and a $50 Backflow Violation fee may be added to the account. 
  • If the District has not received a Backflow Test Report within 60 days of the due date, a 3rd reminder will be mailed out and a $100 Backflow Violation Fee may be added to the account. 
  • If there has been no contact within 90 days of the due date, termination of services will take place. The services will not be restored until the Backflow Test Report has been submitted.
  • In the event that the Backflow Device fails, The District will mail out a letter stating which Device failed and the device will need to be repaired and tested within 10 days of the letter being mailed.