Backflow Prevention

The Santa Fe Irrigation District takes pride in providing safe and reliable water to its customers. This effort begins with protecting our water supply sources and continues through the entire conveyance, treatment and distribution process until the water reaches your service line. The prevention of backflow into the public water supply is an integral part of ensuring safe drinking water.

Essentially, backflow prevention devices are valves that prevent water from your property from going back into the District's water system in the event of sudden loss of pressure in the distribution system.  Irrigation systems are the first priority for backflow prevention programs because of the possibility of contamination from lawn chemicals, pet waste, or other pollutants. 

The Santa Fe Irrigation District manages an active backflow and cross-connection prevention program. Backflow Solutions, Inc. (BSI Online) administers our Backflow Prevention Program, ensuring backflow prevention devices are installed and maintained in compliance with federal, state and local laws. 
  1. Jeff Nightingale

    Cross Connection and Recycled Water Technician
    Phone: 858-227-5768

Effective January 1, 2018, the Santa fe irrigation district will no longer accept backflow test reports.

The District will send notifications, through BSI Online, to residents and businesses 30 days prior to their testing due date.

If you received a notice, you will need to do the following:

  1. Hire a Registered Backflow Tester. A list of Certified Backflow Testers is available below.
  2. Provide your Customer Confirmation Number (CCN), located on the notice, to your tester.
  3. Check your test report status using your CCN at

The backflow tester will need to:

  1. Perform the required test
  2. Submit all test reports through
  3. Pay $12.95 per test report submitted
*Please Note: A tester who is not on this list may be used, however, that tester shall provide current certification and gauge calibration to SFID before the test results will be accepted.