Backflow Testing

Backflow assemblies require annual testing by a qualified backflow tester. 

The backflow testers listed at the bottom of the page are certified through the Oregon Health Authority, Drinking Water Program, and maintain a business license with the City of Grants Pass.

If you have any questions concerning backflow requirements or backflow testing, please contact the City’s Cross Connection Control Specialist at 541-450-6115.

Single-Family Dwellings

The City of Grants Pass Residential Backflow Testing Program, established in 2004, provides for the automatic annual testing and repair of backflow assemblies.

Each year from March 1 through November 15, the residential backflow program tester performs the annual test. Repairs and maintenance are preformed as needed.

Single-family dwellings are charged an additional two dollars per month charge on their water bill to pay for this service. You do not need to contact the backflow tester unless your backflow assembly is not readily accessible.

The City of Grants Pass contracts with Southern Oregon Backflow Services for residential backflow testing.

Multi-family, Commercial & Industrial Customers

The City of Grants Pass provides a yearly reminder letter with a list of the backflow assemblies which are due for testing and the following list of backflow testers. Customers are given 30 days to have their assemblies tested. The backflow tester is required to provide the city with the completed test reports.

List of Backflow Assembly Testers

The following list is for information only and does not represent an endorsement of any company or individual. This list is current as of March 14, 2016.

To see the current and full list of Certified Backflow Assembly Testers for Oregon go to: Certified Backflow Assembly Testers for Oregon

Josephine County

Alan Ehrenberg
Formerly A&A Plumbing
233 Moss Lane
Grants Pass, OR 97527
Ph: 541-955-5178
Certification# 1064

Philip Sander / Cynthia Sander
(2016 Single Family Residential Backflow Testing contract)
Sander Family Enterprises
934 NW Cooke Ave.
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Ph: 541-472-0280
Certification# 3087, 5639

Eric Schaafsma
Precision Backflow Testing
964 SE M St.
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Ph: 541-476-0733
Certification# 3759


Scott Bradley
Scott Bradley Backflow Testing
P.O. Box 313
Medford OR 97501
Ph: 541-601-2259
Certification# 3402

Jeramy Gordon
Omlid & Swinney Fire Sprinkler systems
157 S. 47th St.
Springfield, OR 97478
Ph: 541-741-1775
Certification# 4315

Mark Jamieson
Rogue Valley Backflow Service
1151 Reiten Dr.
Ashland, OR 97520
Ph: 541-482-9464
Certification# 3741