Backflow Prevention Toowoomba

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Any connection to Toowoomba Water’s pipes, including fire services, need to be protected by installing backflow prevention devices.

Have you had your Backflow Prevention Valves Serviced Lately?

Backflow devices are fitted at the boundary of your property or commercial premises to prevent contaminated water flowing into the public water supply. Backflow may happen when the water from your property flows backwards into Toowoomba Water pipes.

Potential ‘back flow risk’ which means that if there is not adequate measures taken, then both you, your family and other people in your neighbourhood are at risk of consuming contaminated water.

X Factor Plumbing & Earthmoving are fully licensed and certified backflow prevention device testers. We install, maintain and test backflow devices for real estates and other commercial clients every day. If you require backflow device installation or if it’s time for your annual backflow device testing, please contact X Factor Plumbing& Earthmoving.

Backflow Prevention Devices

Backflow prevention devices are important as they protect water quality and must be installed to stop contaminated water flowing into the public water supply. Backflow devices will generally use one of three elements to stop the backflow of polluted water:

Streams or puddles of water in the yard or floor

Drips on walls or ceilings

Drips on walls or ceilings

According to Toowoomba Water regulations, backflow prevention devices must be tested annually and when first installed.

Premises that may Need a Backflow Device

Due to the serious consequences of the backflow of water into Sydney’s water supply, it is extremely important backflow prevention devices are installed by certified professionals and tested yearly. Some types of premises that may require backflow prevention devices include:

Cafes and restaurants

Shopping centres and high-rise buildings.

Car washes

Laundries and dry cleaners

Golf courses or sporting ovals

Caravan parks

Manufacturing premises

Medical facilities such as hospitals and veterinary clinics

Chemical plants

Common Causes of Backflow

The backflow of water at an unprotected cross connection can occur in two ways: back pressure backflow and back siphonage backflow. Back pressure is a result of the pressure downstream increasing above the system pressure which causes a reversal in the flow of water.

If you’d like to know more about Backflow Prevention Causes, check out our blog on the topic: