You may be required to install a backflow prevention device on your property. You will be required to install a backflow prevention device if your property is assessed as a High or Medium hazard risk. For example:
- High Risk sites are properties that use or produce products of a toxic or bacterial nature that may cause death if leaked into the main water supply. Examples of high risk sites are chemical plants and hospitals.
- Medium Risk sites can endanger health if backflow occurs. Examples of medium risk sites are caravan parks and public swimming pools.
- Low Risk sites could result in a nuisance but not endanger health if contamination occurs. An example is most residential homes.
If your property is assessed as needing a device, you must have a device installed by a licensed plumber within three months. Your licensed backflow prevention plumber will also complete a Certificate of Compliance and Backflow Prevention Inspection and Maintenance Report.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.