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Cross Connection Control and Backflow Prevention Program
A backflow preventer is a mechanical device that prevents water from flowing back into the water distribution system.

RWU, in conjunction with the Arkansas Department of Health, implements a Backflow Prevention Program which applies to all fire protection, commercial, industrial, and irrigation connections to a public water main. This program ensures that all backflow preventors are functioning properly and stops all harmful substances such as industrial water treatment chemicals, cleaning solution, fertilizers, and herbicides from entering the public water system. For more information from the Arkansas Department of Health click Here.

All domestic backflow preventors must be lead-free and all backflow preventors must be installed before the first tee or branch.

For a list of:

Approved Backflow Prevention Devices
Approved Backflow Testers

Click Here for a list of Frequently asked questions.

Fats, Oils, & Grease (FOG) Abatement
Grease can cause major problems for a waste water collection system. The grease will solidify on the sewer pipe walls causing them to become less efficient and eventually clog.

You can prevent costly issues in your own pipes as well as the whole sewer system by following these simply rules:

1. Do not pour fats, oils, and grease down your sink. Place them in a sealable container so it can be disposed in the trash.

2. Wipe off excess grease from plates and pans with paper towels before washing, so the grease can be disposed in the trash.

3. Remove excess food from dishes before washing. Use baskets/strainers in sink drains to catch any remaining food.

All restaurants discharging into the Rogers sanitary sewer collection system must have a grease trap or grease interceptor. Rogers’ City Code specifies that the grease trap/interceptor must be designed and manufactured to handle the amount of expected grease, properly installed, and cleaned so that it will operate as designed. Click Here for a helpful questionnaire that will help with the sizing of a grease trap/interceptor.

Fire Protection Plan Guidelines
All fire lines that are connected to the RWU system must be approved up to and including the back-flow prevention device. All fire lines must conform to RWU design standards.


Plan Review Checklist


Submit all fire line plans to field@rogersar.gov

Customer Care

Call: 479-621-1142
Fax:  479-621-1146
Email: service@rwu.org

Physical Address:
Rogers Water Utilities
601 S 2nd Street
Rogers, Arkansas 72756
Mailing Address:
Rogers Water Utilities
P.O. Box 338
Rogers, Arkansas 72757

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