Recently, there has been an increase in the theft of backflow prevention assemblies in the Miami-Dade area. If you have an assembly at your home or place of business, we urge you to make it less visible to thieves by doing the following:
Building a barrier wall not more than six (6) inches above the highest point of the body of the assembly, so that the stems of the shutoff valves are visible from the outside of the wall structure
Creating a recessed covered space which is part of the building envelope
Purchasing a manufactured cover for small diameter assemblies up to two (2) inches
For more information on how to keep your backflow prevention assembly safe from theft, please call our Cross-Connection Hotline at 305-547-3046.
If your assembly has been tampered with or stolen, or if you see any suspicious activity in your area, please call the police immediately.