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Backflow Prevention

Fact: A backflow device stops water from a commercial property entering the common drinking water supply, the water authority for each state requires commercial properties to have the devices tested every 12 months.

What is Backflow?

Backflow is a reversal of the normal direction of water flow in a water supply plumbing system. This occurs when the water delivery main is at a lower pressure than the internal plumbing system. Back Siphonage can occur when there is a ruptured water main or a burst which is due to the high demand during fire-fighting options and busy periods of high demand. Backflow can also happen if a water pump eg bore pump, is cross connected to the internal water plumbing system and it is pumping bore water at a high pressure than the water mains pressure.

Because this can potentially be very serious, it is important to know that the community does have a right to protection from contaminated water because of a back flow incident. Contaminated water can lead to health issues and possibly death but of this issue and because of this, there are obligations under legislation to install a backflow prevention device:

  • Water Services Act 2012
  • Water Services Regulations 2013.

Only a licensed plumbing contractor may install backflow prevention devices.

The following building application types will be assessed for backflow risk:

  • New developments
  • Redevelopments of existing facilities
  • Changes to any existing water service
  • Additions and alterations (includes where no water service applications are included, applicable only if the property has existing meters)
  • Multiple residence and/or commercial (includes where no water service applications are included, applicable only if the property has existing meters)
  • Any applications that involve a fire service
  • Any applications where the minimum water service size applied for is greater than 25mm in size (except fire services, where the backflow advice applies regardless of the service size).

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