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Backflow Plan Review is locacted at
2145 Suttle Avenue
NC 28208

New Plan Review and Inspection Fees Began July 1, 2016

Effective July 1, 2016, Charlotte Water will begin implementing fees for backflow prevention reviews, backflow prevention inspections, subdivision project initiation, subdivision plan reviews, and subdivision inspections. The City of Charlotte adopted a fully allocated cost recovery rate of 100% for regulatory user fees.  These fees recoup the costs associated with providing special regulatory services, including plan review fees. Charlotte Water will start collecting fees, in phased approach, beginning July 1, 2016 (Fiscal Year 2017). The schedule for the collection process is as follows:

    • Fiscal Year 2017 – 50% cost recovery
    • Fiscal Year 2018 – 75% cost recovery
    • Fiscal Year 2019 – 100% cost recovery


The proposed fees for FY 2017 (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017) can be found in the following exhibit:

Regulatory FeeMetricCost
Backflow Review

Occurrences - costs associated with plan review $109
Backflow Inspection

Occurrences - costs associated with site inspection $70
Subdivision Project Initiation

Occurrences - project initiation costs

Subdivision Plan Review

W/S linear feet – costs associated with plan review $0.36
Subdivision Inspection

W/S linear feet – costs associated with site inspection $1.62

Both subdivision and backflow fees are collected at:

Installation and Development Team
600 East Trade Street (basement level)
Charlotte, NC 28202

Any revisions to payment locations will be communicated through a communications release and posted on the Charlotte Water webpage. If you have a question about the fees, please click here to email.

Below are the most requested backflow prevention program documents.  Another resource is the Carolinas Chapter of American Backflow Prevention Association:

These documents are grouped by:
Program Documents 
Certified Testers
Designers (including AutoCAD drawings)
Program Documents
List of Approved Testers (pdf) - updated periodically
Certified Testers
collapse Category : Reduced Pressure Principle Assemblies ‎(6)
collapse Category : Double Check Valve Assemblies ‎(9)



If your need a document not listed, please email us.

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