To comply with the EPA's Safe Drinking Water Act, backflow prevention devices need to be inspected annually to ensure the infrastructure is working properly. If a device does not pass the set standards, repairs or replacement is required. Because of these requirements, a utility needs to record backflow prevention inspections and the infrastructure needing repairs.
Backflow Inspection is a configuration of ArcGIS. Once configured, the Backflow Inspection map can be accessed by field crews using the Collector for ArcGIS app to view backflow prevention devices within the service area and collect inspection reports.
Backflow Inspection requires specific technical experience and software.
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When you download Backflow Inspection, you'll find the following in the zip file:
|Maps and GDBs||BackflowInspection.mxd||A map document used to publish the backflow inspection service.|
|BackflowInspection.gdb||A sample geodatabase containing the backflow inspection schema.|
|Icons||A folder containing icons for the services, maps, and apps.|
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