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Backflow testing for residents

Post Date:02/01/2019 11:55 AM

The City of Venice Utilities Department is now providing and performing the required testing and maintenance of backflow prevention devices for all of our customers within City limits.*


  • • Installation of a backflow protection device and pressure relief valve, when required.
  • • Required testing and certification or replacement, depending on the type of device.
  • • Required maintenance, including repair and replacement if needed, on applicable devices.
  • • Property surveys by staff and required tracking of certifications and cross-connection hazards.

* Some restrictions do apply; fire sprinkler systems and the initial installation and testing for new construction are not included.

The Utilities Department has contracted Babe’s Plumbing to help perform these services. When scheduled testing/installation is due, the Utilities Department will mail a postcard notification to the homeowner letting them know that Babe’s Plumbing will be out sometime within the next 2 weeks to perform the scheduled service. Scheduling will occur depending on location. This scheduled testing/installation will ensure that all customers are in compliance with the Cross-Connection Control Program, which is needed to protect our City’s Water Distribution System, as required by law.

Additional information is available by clicking here.

Those with questions can call the Utilities Department at 941-480-3333, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.