Cross Connection Control Program

Last updated May 27, 2014 - 9:20 am
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2014 Surveys:
Throughout 2014, our Public Utilities Department will be conducting surveys at each commercial facility to verify there are approved backflow assemblies containing each domestic, irrigation, and fire sprinkler service. Surveys will be conducted throughout the week as well as on weekends.
Your facility may be found to not have the proper backflow protection, and a letter will be given to you to install an approved backflow.

Because of the surveys conducted by our Public Utilities Department in 2014, testing notices will not be sent to our water customers that are required to annually or triennially test their containment backflow assemblies. Testing notices are a courtesy provided to our water customers and lack of a notice does not eliminate the annual or triennially testing requirement. For more information you may email us or call 919-996-2742.

Looking for a list of testers that are certified to test in the Raleigh water area?
Certified Tester List

Read our Frequently Asked Questions

Irrigation Testing

Winterized Irrigation Systems
Each spring many water customers restart their irrigation systems by reinstalling the backflow assembly or hiring an irrigation contractor to perform this service for them. This year, we are asking our water customers to make note of the serial number, make and model of the backflow assembly that is installed on their system. If they hire an irrigation contractor to restart their irrigation system, we are asking the water customer to make sure the contractor reinstalls the same backflow used the previous season. A backflow serial number that does not match our database will be considered a replacement backflow and may require a permit number to be given on the report. (Contact local Inspections Department for requirements) For more information or to verify backflow information you can email us or call 919-996-2742.

Inspection Departments:
City of Raleigh: 919-996-2495
Wake County (Zebulon, Rolesville, Knightdale, Wendell): 919-856-6222
Town of Wake Forest: 919-435-9530
Town of Garner: 919-773-4433

Irrigation Testing Requirements
Information for testing your assembly

Permitted Termination
Instructions for terminating your irrigation service

Approved Assemblies

Sec. 8-2149(b) All reduced pressure zone principle backflow prevention devices and double check valve backflow prevention devices shall be approved by the Foundation for Cross Connection Control and Hydraulic Research.

Our list is updated quarterly. If you are a vendor and your backflow is USC and ASSE approved and not currently listed, please contact our Cross Connection office by email or call 919-996-2742.

Approved Assemblies List
List of assemblies allowed for 'new' and 'replacement' backflows in the Raleigh water area

City of Raleigh Certification School

Certification Class: Agenda
Cost: $200.00
Time: 8:00-4:00pm

2014 Certification Schedule
To reserve a seat please send the Registration Form to

March 17-21stClosed
June 16-20thClosed
September 8-12thSpots Open
December 15-19thSpots Open

Recertification Class
: Agenda
Cost: $80.00
Time: 8:00-4:00pm

2014 Recertification Schedule
To reserve a seat please send the Registration Form to

April 9-10th
August 12-13th
Spots Open

Please note that all checks and money orders should be mailed to:

City of Raleigh
Public Utilities Cross Connection Program
PO Box 590
Suite 620
Attn: Linda Tillmon
Raleigh, NC 27602

Orientation / Certified Testers

Who can test?
For those testers who wish to test in our water service area and have not been certified by the City of Raleigh, you will be required to attend one of six Orientation sessions we will be conducting in 2014. Acceptance of your test reports cannot be made until you have successfully attended an Orientation session and completed all paperwork to verify your certification.

How to register as a Certified Tester with the City of Raleigh.
Once certified, you will need to contact our Cross Connection Program via email or at 919-996-2742

Orientation Class:
Cost: $25.00*
Time: 8:00-10:30AM

2014 Orientation Schedule
To reserve a seat please send the Registration Form to

March 20thClosed
April 9thClosed
June 19thClosed
August 12thSpots Open
September 11thSpots Open
December 18thSpots Open

*The cost of orientation registration is included in the cost of the City of Raleigh's Cross Connection Certification and Recertification classes.

The City of Raleigh will accept certifications from the following schools:

City of Durham Department of Water Management
101 City Hall Plaza
Durham, NC 27701
919-560-4194 Ext. 35249
Durham's Backflow Prevention Program

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities Department
5100 Brookshire Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28216
704-399-2426 Ext. 295
Central Piedmont Community College Construction Education

Greenville Utilities Commission Water Resources Department
PO Box 1847
Greenville, NC 27835
Greenville Utilities

North Carolina Rural Water Association
P.O. Box 540
Welcome, NC 27374
NCRWA Backflow Cross Connection Training

University of Florida Center for Training Research/Education for Environmental Occupations (TREEO)
3900 SW 63rd Blvd.
Gainsville, FL 32608

Ordinance and Handbooks

Cross Connection Handbook
Information regarding the City of Raleigh's Cross Connection Control Program

Cross Connection Ordinance

Public Utilities Handbook

Testing Documents

Backflow Test Report
The City of Raleigh's approved test report

Test Procedures
For each type of assembly

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