Backflow Information

Backflow Prevention
In accordance with current ordinances, the Building Inspection and Water Operation Departments are required to regulate the installation and testing of backflow prevention devices.

Backflow Definition & Prevention Device Information
These devices are designed to prevent the entry of harmful substances into the potable water supply. Contaminating or polluting substances may enter the potable water source when the pressure of the polluted source exceeds the pressure of the potable source. This action is called a backflow and is typically caused by a back-siphonage or backpressure. To assure safe water, it is essential that cross connections be eliminated from both the distribution system and the plumbing systems of buildings. Where elimination is impractical, protection by the installation of an approved backflow prevention device becomes necessary.

Prior to the installation of a new irrigation system, plumbing system or modification of a current plumbing system, please contact Development Services for information regarding required permits and plan review.

Information for Backflow Testers
Backflow assembly testers are required to register with the City prior to testing any assemblies within the city limits.
  • Complete your registration at any time by:
  • Handing in completed forms in person at:
    Permits Office
    405 Municipal Drive
    Kennedale, TX 76060

    OR

    Mailing completed forms to:
    Public Works
    c/o Backflow Permits
    405 Municipal Drive
    Kennedale TX 76060

  • You are required to use City of Kennedale test forms. Test forms can be picked up at City Hall between 8p.m. and 5p.m. at the Permits Office or downloaded below. You will need three copies:
    • Keep one copy for your records
    • Leave one copy with the customer
    • Send the original white test copy to our office within 10 days of performing the test

  • To complete your registration, you will need the following:
    • legible copy of your TCEQ Backflow License
    • Drivers license
    • Gauge calibration
    • proof of insurance

  • Your city registration expiration date is the same as your TCEQ Backflow License expiration date. You are required to re-register at that time. There is no fee for this re-registration.

  • You must submit a copy of your gauge calibration report each time it is calibrated.

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