Are backflow preventers required by law?

Yes, backflow preventers are required on all commercial buildings with a potential cross-connection, according to California Health and Safety Codes 116800 and 116407, Water Codes 13553 and 13578, and Modesto Municipal Codes Article 20 section 9-8.2003  and 11-1.14 sections (g, i, j, k, l, and m).

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1. What is a cross-connection?
2. What is a backflow?
3. What causes backflow?
4. What can I do to safeguard my building/facility from backflow?
5. How can I get my backflow preventers tested for compliance?
6. What backflow preventer is right for my building/facility?
7. Are backflow preventers required by law?
8. What is a backflow prevention assembly?
9. Why did I receive a letter stating that I need to install a backflow assembly?
10. I received a notice of non-compliance that stated I didn't have my backflow tested, repaired, or installed. What do I do?
11. What happens if I do not comply with the requirements?