Water Purveyor Services

Smart Irrigation Program

The 2024 Smart Irrigation Program (SIP) for Cities consists of 9 components.  The city partners in advertising with us, but Safe Water Commission does all the rest:

  1. Joint advertising for the program to gain trust by residents in the program to improve participation.
  2. Scheduling all the recipients by telephone and a reminder email.
  3. Performing a thorough yard evaluation (also referred to as a "Simple" Irrigation Audit) by a Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor of the entire irrigation system.
  4. Replacing the old controller with a weather-based controller that typically provides 35% water reduction.
  5. Setting the new controller run days to meet the odd or even criteria of cities.
  6. Setting the new controller run times for appropriate water reduction averaging an additional 25% typically.
  7. Adding or replacing a rain sensor (optional and for an additional fee) to see an additional water reduction of 5% to 10%.
  8. Writing a detailed evaluation report for each participant (a "Simple" Audit) showing the detailed findings and recommendations for follow-up work if necessary.
  9. Submitting detailed information to the city which can be used to easily facilitate grant reimbursement if needed.

Note that for cities in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, Safe Water has been approved for reimbursement by Bryan Davis through your Metropolitan Council water conservation grants due to our EPA Water Sense approval and certification.

Contact our office @ 651-319-9906 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss how we can bring this one-of-a-kind water conservation program to your city.

 Backflow Device Testing Program

We help educate property owners while ensuring devices are tested annually.  In addition, Safe Water Commission can also provide additional benefits to your city. Our unique service offering ensures your city is meeting state compliance requirements around backflow device testing by handling all aspects of the testing program.
  • Track backflows devices tests and their locations.
  • Track certified, up to date tester rebuilders.
  • Inform and educate the public
  • Provide reports on property owner compliance (passed, failed, and untested devices. 
  • With a minimal one-time start-up investment and minor initial engagement effort, Safe Water Commission will manage the program for you while also lowering your risk!

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The Safe Water Commission solution provides dashboards and reports to help cities become compliant with State backflow prevention mandates.  When designing the solution, Safe Water Commission used the latest technologies available to ensure accurate data entry and simplified user interfaces.  Some key principles of the solution include:

  • United States Postal Service validated addresses (device and owner contacts) with extra attributes collected
    • latitude
    • longitude
    • county
    • commercial/residential status
    • etc.
  • Automated email/postal mail reminders
  • Authoritative database of cross-connection control assemblies from USC's Foundation of Cross-Connection Control and Hydraulic Research 
  • Certification validation of testers with authoritative State/compliance authorities
  • Wizard-driven backflow test entry