For residents living on Maple Street west of Berkshire Parkway in Clive. A drinking water advisory is in effect. The City of Clive’s Water Supply experienced a problem in the distribution system and the system lost pressure along Maple Street, West of Berkshire Parkway in Clive. Due to the potential for bacterial contamination, it is being recommended that the water continue to be boiled before using for drinking or cooking or that an alternative source be used. This advisory is for residents on Maple Street located west of Berkshire Parkway only. The rest of Clive municipal water customers may continue to use their drinking water systems normally.
Backflow is the undesirable reversal of flow of the drinking water supply, which may cause contaminants or pollutants to flow back into the water system through unprotected cross connections. To find out more click here.
If you have an underground sprinkler system, fire sprinkler system or swimming pool, federal, state and local laws require you to have a Reduced Pressure Backflow Prevention Device.
A certified inspector registered with the State of Iowa must inspect this device annually.
The City’s cross connection control program is managed by Backflow Solutions, Inc (BSI). Through the use of a web-based tracking program called BSI Online, BSI provides a more efficient and cost effective means of managing the city’s inventory of backflow prevention assemblies.
If you do not plan to use your lawn irrigation system the requirement to test your backflow preventor can be waived by filling out a Certification Not to Test Form.