Backflow Device Testing

Backflow Device Testing


A backflow prevention device prevents the reverse flow of water from a potentially polluted source into the city’s potable (drinking) water supply.

Backflow prevention devices are usually fitted in the following circumstances:

  • An irrigation system connected to mains water supply
  • Fire hose reels or hydrants
  • Commercial or industrial activity or machinery connected to the water mains
  • Water outlets in proximity to pollutants
  • Grease traps or chemicals
  • Underground rainwater tank that has mains water backup.

These devices are critical to keeping our drinking water safe from harmful pollutants. Every 12 months a Plumber who is endorsedĀ  to test a Backflow Prevention device must test and submit a compliance certificate to the local council where the device is located in.

We at Better Call Plumbing regularly test and maintainĀ  backflow devices. Some of these devices we test are:

  • Double Check Valves (DCV)
  • Reduced Pressure Zone Devices (RPZ)
  • Single Check Valve (SCV Testable)

Contact Better Call Plumbing today on 1300 415 920 to arrange backflow testing of your device.