Backflow Electronic Reporting System

Backflow Electronic Reporting System



Effective 5/2/2022,the Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority will begin utilizing the services of TecNXS, LLC. and its electronic reporting system, AquaResource, to track annual backflow testing.

We hope you enjoy the following benefits provided through the AquaResource software:

  • The cost for testers to submit a passing backflow test on your behalf is $4 per test.
  • Customers can add contact information such as phone and email.
  • Customers who elect to add email contact information may choose to have notices sent to their email address in addition to receiving the postcard notification.
  • Customers can view their backflow inventory, see the status of each backflow, and access and print their test reports.
  • Customers can search for NCWSA approved backflow testers from the Portal.

Tester Information

New Testers

Certified backflow testers may request to be added to the NCWSA approved backflow tester list by registering on the AquaResource site at If you experience any difficulties or have questions about the site please click on the Help button at the bottom of the AquaResource webpage or visit .

Feel free to contact Casey at: (254) 833-2325 with any questions regarding AquaResource. All regulatory questions must be answered by the NCWSA Cross-Connection Control Coordinator Bryan Bloodworth at 678-878-9329.

The AquaResource site is compatible with most browsers with the exception of Internet Explorer and Edge. School certification and test kit calibration certificates files must be in jpg or png format for upload to the AquaResource site.


2022 Revision of Water & Sewer Standards and Specifications.

Herein are the revised water and sewer standards and specifications.  Any comments pertaining to these Standards and Specifications should be directed to


2022 Revision of Water & Sewer Standards and Specifications.

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Authority Permanent Restrictions

Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority permanent restrictions are is follows:

Drought Response Level I Measures:

Under a Level 1 Drought Response, the outdoor water use schedule required under the Water Stewardship Act of 2010 remains in place.  This schedule allows outdoor water use year-round between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m.

In addition, the following outdoor water uses are allowed daily at any time of the day by anyone:

  • Commercial agricultural operations as defined in Code Section 1-3-3;
  • Capture and reuse of cooling system condensate or storm water in compliance with applicable local ordinances and state guidelines;
  • Reuse of gray water in compliance with Code Section 31-3-5.2 and applicable local board of health regulations adopted pursuant thereto;
  • Use of reclaimed waste water by a designated user from a system permitted by the Environmental Protection Division of the department to provide reclaimed waste water;
  • Irrigation of personal food gardens;
  • Irrigation of new and replanted plant, seed, or turf in landscapes, golf courses, or sports turf fields during installation and for a period of 30 days immediately following the date of installation;
  • Drip irrigation or irrigation using soaker hoses;
  • Handwatering with a hose with automatic cutoff or handheld container;
  • Use of water withdrawn from private water wells or surface water by an owner or operator of property if such well or surface water is on said property;
  • Irrigation of horticultural crops held for sale, resale, or installation;
  • Irrigation of athletic fields, golf courses, or public turf grass recreational areas;
  • Installation, maintenance, or calibration of irrigation systems; or
  • Hydroseeding
  • Georgia Water Stewardship Act