Irrigation Installation and Backflow Prevention

The City of Tega Cay Utility Department (TCUD) appreciates the opportunity to be the supplier of water for the irrigation system to be installed on your property.

As required by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) for the protection of the public water system, the irrigation system must be equipped with a double check valve assemble (DCVA) for back flow prevention.

The DCVA is to be installed by the property owner or irrigation contractor and then inspected by TCUD prior to installation of the irrigation meter. Failure to meet these requirements will result in a meter installation delay or possible termination of service.

The DHEC State Primary Drinking Water Regulations, section 61-58.7(F), state that this back flow prevention device must be tested annually by a DHEC certified tester. This must be completed annually by June 1.

Backflow & Cross Connection Policy Manual
 
Backflow Prevention Device Test Form - Return completed forms to: Tega Cay Utility Department, 7725 Tega Cay Drive. 
     
SCDHEC Licensed Backflow Testers (Contractor must be SCDHEC certified and have a City of Tega Cay Business License. Each company listed on this link has a Business License. For other companies not on the list, please call 803-548-3513 to confirm they have a BL.)