Backflow Inspection

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.

Requirement Description
Map authoring
  • ArcMap (Standard or Advanced) 10.2.1, 10.4 - 10.7
  • ArcGIS Online, or
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 - 10.7, or
  • Portal for ArcGIS 10.4
Map service hosting
  • ArcGIS Online, or
  • ArcGIS Enterprise (Standard or Advanced) 10.5 - 10.7, or
  • ArcGIS for Server (Standard or Advanced) 10.4
    • Portal for ArcGIS
  • Collector for ArcGIS

What you get

When you download Backflow Inspection, you'll find the following in the zip file:

Directory Item Description
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.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Backflow Inspection.

Date Description
February 2015
  • Support for related tables
August 2013
  • First release of Backflow Inspection

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