BACKFLOW Testing Melbourne

Aussie BACKFLOW is Melbourne’s most trusted name when it comes to expert backflow testing, installation, servicing and repairs.

What is Backflow

The undesirable reverse flow of water from a potentially polluted or contaminated source to the potable water supply system. Backflow may occur under back pressure, back siphonage or a combination of both.

Potable water is the water that flows out of your taps, including your kitchen and bathroom sinks, showers and bathtubs.

Backflow is the unwanted reverse flow of water from a customer’s premises to the Corporation’s water supply system.

The reason that backflow prevention is important is because backflow events in Melbourne and around Australia have resulted in serious cases of poisoning.

Prevention of backflow is usually achieved by the use of Backflow Prevention Devices (BPD) located at strategic points within hazardous sites as part of a barrier approach to minimise the risk of contamination of the water supply.

Under certain conditions, such as a burst water main or fire fighting where a substantial volume of water is drawn from the water main, low pressure may occur within the system. This low pressure may create a reverse flow of water from a customer’s property to the water supply system, this is known as backflow or back siphonage.

Backflow Contamination Incident

 Ranger Mine Kadadu NT 2004

Backflow Testing Melbourne

Backflow Testing Melbourne

When is Testing required and Who is responsible

For registered backflow prevention devices testing must be conducted as follows:

The property owner is responsible for ensuring that the backflow prevention device is tested annually, on completion of maintenance work, and after suspected backflow incident(s) by an approved certifier and the results forwarded to their local water authority.
They are also responsible for all costs associated with the testing, maintenance and replacement of backflow prevention devices when necessary.

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Backflow Test Report

BACKFLOW Prevention Valve

Results from testing your device must clearly show

  • The property address
  • Location of the device
  • Test date
  • Device test results
  • Device type, make, serial number and size
  • Water meter number
  • The tester’s name, licence/registration number, contact

The test results must then forwarded to the relevant water corporation within 20 days of the test for recording.

Why Choose Aussie BACKFLOW

Aussie BACKFLOW Testing is Melbourne’s most trusted and professional backflow testing service. If your business or home in Melbourne requires backflow prevention then we are able to help you meet all your backflow prevention obligations. As certified plumbers we can test, repair and install any backflow prevention system for commercial and domestic customers. To speak to an expert today call 0488 410 033 and we’ll be happy to discuss your needs or arrangement a free quote and inspection.

100% Compliance with your local water utility.

Fixed Price Testing Solutions.

Free annual reminders and inspections.

All our work is fully guaranteed.

We service all the major water suppliers and are Accredited Backflow Prevention Testers.

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