Backflow testing, backflow repair, backflow replacement
What is a backflow preventer?
A Backflow Preventer is a mechanical device operated by spring-loaded check valves. These devices may be installed on your irrigation system, fire system, water meter, or domestic.
Why is one needed?
A backflow preventer prevents potable water from cross-connection contamination.
Why must backflow preventers be tested on a minimum yearly basis?
Backflow devices must be frequently tested because backflow devices are spring-loaded and mechanical devices that do malfunction and wear out. Backflow can be very harmful to humans.
Who may test backflow devices?
Only a certified and active tester certified by the BC Water & Waste Association, www.bcwwa.org may test backflow devices.
Who may service, install and repair backflow preventers?
Service, installation and repair of Backflow assemblies must only be done by a licensed plumber with an additional license in cross-connection control.