Backflow Prevention Cross Control Protection

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The City of Shelby is committed to providing our customers with safe, high quality drinking water. In our effort to do this, the City of Shelby Council has adopted a Backflow Prevention and Cross Connection Ordinance to ensure the protection of our community’s water system. The Ordinance requires:

  • Commercial and industrial water customers to have an approved backflow prevention assembly installed;
  • Residential water customers with irrigation systems and/or pools are also required to have an approved assembly installed.

Backflow prevention assemblies are required by the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the State of North Carolina to safeguard water systems, and must be tested annually by a State Certified Tester. 

Backflow Prevention and Cross Connection Control Program

Backflow Prevention and Cross Connection Control Ordinance

Backflow Prevention & Cross Connection Control Requirements

Approved List of Certified Backflow Testers

Backflow Prevention Test and Maintenance Report Form

Application for Certification Backflow Prevention Assembly Technician


Reports can be emailed to, faxed to 704-484-6808, or

mailed to Backflow/Cross-Connection Program, PO Box 207, Shelby, NC 28151.


Questions can be emailed to the Backflow ORC at


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