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Backflow prevention in some areas is a council requirement – we take care of that, too.
A backflow prevention device is used to protect potable water supplies from contamination or pollution due to backflow.
In water supply systems, water is normally maintained at a significant pressure to enable water to flow from the tap, shower etc. When pressure fails or is reduced, as may happen if a water main bursts, pipes freeze or there is unexpectedly high demand on the water system, then such reduced pressure in the pipe may allow contaminated water from the ground, from storage or from other sources to be drawn up into the system.
The Australian standard for water supply (AS 3500.1:2003) states, “All water supply systems shall be designed, installed and maintained so as to prevent contaminants from being introduced into the water supply system.”
The Plumbing Industry Commission has the authority to ensure water users comply with the National Plumbing and Drainage Code. Licensed Plumbers must supply clients with a Certificate of Compliance for plumbing works that include Medium or High Risk Backflow Prevention Devices.
Polluted or contaminated water can kill, if it gets back into the main water supply. At Backflow Valves we are dedicated to backflow prevention and the need to protect safe drinking water.
To prevent backflow issues and get ahead on your plumbing maintenance give Noosa Gas and Plumbing a call today.