AS/NZS 2845.1: 2010 (Water Supply Backflow Prevention Devices - Materials, Design and Performance) - Australian Capital Territory


You must comply with this standard if you undertake, or intend to undertake, the manufacture of backflow prevention devices.

This standard specifies the requirements for the materials, design, performance and testing of mechanical backflow prevention devices used for the protection of water supplies. Types of devices that are subject to this standard include:

  • Atmospheric vacuum breakers;
  • Dual check valves;
  • Pressure-type vacuum breakers;
  • Double check valves;
  • Reduced pressure zone devices;
  • Pipe interrupter devices; and
  • Single check detector assemblies.

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

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Water and Sewerage Act 2000 ACT

Regulation(s) name

Water and Sewerage Regulations 2001 ACT

Administering agency

Environment and Planning Directorate

Planning and Land Authority

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries, Licensing Unit

Planning and Land Authority

Environment and Planning Directorate

Operating address: Ground Floor South, Dame Pattie Menzies House
16 Challis Street
Australian Capital Territory 2602
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6207 1923
Fax: 02 6207 1925