Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 17, § 7603 - Location of Backflow Preventers

(a) Air-gap Separation. An air-gap separation shall be located as close as practical to the user's connection and all piping between the user's connection and the receiving tank shall be entirely visible unless otherwise approved in writing by the water supplier and the health agency.
(b) Double Check Valve Assembly. A double check valve assembly shall be located as close as practical to the user's connection and shall be installed above grade, if possible, and in a manner where it is readily accessible for testing and maintenance.
(c) Reduced Pressure Principle Backflow Prevention Device. A reduced pressure principle backflow prevention device shall be located as close as practical to the user's connection and shall be installed a minimum of twelve inches (12") above grade and not more than thirty-six inches (36") above grade measured from the bottom of the device and with a minimum of twelve inches (12") side clearance.

Notes

Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 17, § 7603
1. New section filed 5-26-87; operative 6-25-87 (Register 87, No. 23).

Note: Authority cited: Sections 208 and 4026, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Section 4026, Health and Safety Code.

1. New section filed 5-26-87; operative 6-25-87 (Register 87, No. 23).

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