AS 2845.3 Water Supply - Backflow Prevention Devices - Field Testing and Maintenance of Testable Devices - Australian Capital Territory


You must comply with this standard if you undertake, or intend to undertake, field testing and maintenance of backflow prevention devices.

This standard specifies requirements for field testing and maintenance of the following backflow prevention devices:
  • registered break tank
  • registered air gap
  • pressure-type vacuum-breaker
  • spill resistant pressure vacuum-breaker
  • reduce-pressure-zone device
  • double check valve
  • reduced-pressure-detector assembly
  • double check detector assembly
  • single check valve (testable)
  • single check detector assembly (testable)
  • atmospheric vacuum breakers.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

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Act(s) name

Water and Sewerage Act 2000 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Water and Sewerage Regulations 2001 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate


Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries, Licensing Unit


Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Operating address: 16 Challis St
Australian Capital Territory 2602
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6207 1923
Website: Planning and Land Authority (Opens in new window)