Backflow Valve Information

Hillsborough County (Florida) is revising Ordinance 03-6 which relates to backflow prevention valves. The Public Utilities Department is recommending to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) that all residential water connections in the County must have some type of backflow prevention device. For premises where the homeowners use County water to irrigate their lawns, the proposed backflow device will be the reliable, tamperproof and relatively inexpensive Dual Check valve, pictured at the left above. For homeowners who have their own pumping system to irrigate their lawns from a pond, lake or well, which is also known as an “auxiliary water system”, the proposed ordinance will require a Double Check backflow valve, pictured in the middle above. The Double Check is more expensive. The valve on the right is the Reduced Pressure Zone (RP) valve which is proposed for all commercial establishments. It is the most expensive because of its complexity. The red arrows in the two pictures indicate the Test Ports that provide terorists with direct access into the Hillsborough County public drinking water system.

The remainder of this website is primarily directed to homeowners with an "auxiliary water system" who, under the proposed ordinance, will be required to install the Double Check valve, instead of the tamperproof Dual Check valve.

This website is also directed to federal anti-terrorism officials who are charged with preventing homegrown terrorist activities that will bring harm to the citizens of the United States. It is hoped that responsible officials will determine that Double Check and RP (Reduced Pressure) backflow valves do violate federal anti-terrorism laws and will put that in writing so that the offending valves can be removed from state and local regulations.

  • Click here: How To Contaminate the Hillsborough County Or Any Public Drinking Water System Using Double Check Valves. - video

  • Click here: Statements of Government Officials Acknowledging the Contamination Capabilities of Double Check Valves.

  • Click here: Do Residential Double Check Valves Violate Federal Anti-Terrorism Laws?

Related Links

  • Click here: How To Easily Overcome Double Check Valve "Test Port Locks" Using A Drop of Super Glue® - please allow time for the video to load.

  • Click here: How To Easily Open A Padlock On Any Backflow Valve Vault Box Using A Universal Padlock Key.

  • Click here: The Math To Over-Pressure A 55-Gallon Drum of Contaminates into the Hillsborough County Public Drinking Water System in Less Than Two Minutes Using A Double Check Valve.

  • Click here: Location of Terrorist Accessible Backflow Valves at Schools, Libraries and County Office Buildings in South Hillsborough County. (For God's sake, why are the County Commissioners allowing George Cassady, the Director of their Public Utilities Department, to even permit this sort of thing? He should be fired!) - please allow time for the video to load.

  • Click here: Side-by-side Comparison of the Dual Check and Double Check Valves.

  • Click here: Links to Several Articles About Terrorism and Back-Pressuring Contaminates into a Public Drinking Water System.

  • Click here: Can Backflow Valve Testers Be Trusted?

  • Click here: Is Hillsborough County Putting Itself Into Legal Jeopardy for Negligence by Specifying Double Check Valves?

  • Click here: Contact Your Commissioners.

  • Click here: Would You Like Periodic Updates on the Ordinance's Progress?

  • Click here: Hillsborough County Ordinance 03-6 - proposed.

  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection regulations:
    • Click here: Regulation 62-555.360 concerning backflow valves, that must be followed by all water utilities in the state.
    • Click here: Statement of Estimated Regulatory Costs (SERC) for 62-555.360. It's very detailed and very accurate!

  • Click here: Possible Questions for the Town Hall Meeting.

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