Test Backflow Assembly

Backflow prevention assemblies must be tested on an annual basis to comply with the State of California Code of Regulations, Title 17, and Helix Water District Policies and Procedures, Section 5.3.

Reminder Notice

We will send an annual reminder notice to customers who are required to have a backflow assembly 30 days prior to the testing due date. It is the customer's responsibility to complete the testing.

Helix-Approved Testers (January 2023)

Notice to Testers - September 2023

Helix Water District is launching a new backflow platform which will require testers to submit backflow test reports online only. 

Helix-Approved Testers
We encourage you to sign up during this introductory phase to learn the new system prior to the start date. Please note, you will need to provide your testing certification and test kit information to enroll in the new platform.

Testers Applying for Helix Approval
To apply for approval, please enroll in our new backflow platform. The platform will request and review your testing certification and test kit information before allowing you to enroll. 

How to Enroll
Go to https://www.bftester.com/helixca/. From this page you may:

  • Request an Admin style account - for office staff
  • Request individual Tester accounts - each tester must have their own email address to create an account
  • Submit your testing certification and test kit information - this is required to sign up. Testers need to submit from their tester accounts

Our goals with implementing this software include improved compliance, an increase in on-time backflow tests, and reduced administrative burden.

If you need assistance registering, please contact SwiftComply at [email protected].

About Our Backflow Prevention Program
Backflow prevention assembly testers must be industry certified and approved by Helix Water District before testing within our service area. Approved testers are held to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism and Helix maintains the right to remove testers at its own discretion pursuant to Helix Water District Policies and Procedures, Section 5.3-3(D).

If you have question about the program, please contact:

Cross Connection Control Coordinator
Phone: 619-667-6224
Fax: 619-599-8058

Monday through Friday
7:30 am to 3:30 pm