In light of recent changes to State of Florida regulations, North Port Utilities is currently working on proposed changes to the City Cross-Connection Control Ordinance in order to make our Residential Backflow Prevention Program more consistent with new State requirements.
On January 9, 2018, North Port City Commission approved Resolution No. 2018-R-02 which suspends testing and enforcement for residential backflow devices. This suspension of testing will allow us to review our program and make necessary changes to our program and ordinance which will make the program more consistent with State requirements. Once program changes are approved, customers will receive notification of the new changes and how these changes may affect their testing.
Resolution No. 2018-R-02 only affects residential testing. There will be no changes to commercial backflow testing and enforcement. Please note that all passing certifications for commercial backflow prevention devices are due to North Port Utilities no later than November 15th of each year.
We would like to thank all our customers for your patience during this process. For more information on the City of North Port's Cross Connection Control Program, call (941) 240-8000 or email NPUtilities@cityofnorthport.com.