I Received a Backflow Letter…What Should I Do Next?

Have you received an inquiry letter from your town requiring you to provide a back flow testing certificate? Have you applied for a building permit that requires you to complete backflow testing before you receive the certificate of occupancy? This is all part of the local towns DEP to protect the public water from contamination. The towns are spending millions to maintain pure water and they want to prevent contamination from entering the water systems from external sources. The backflow preventer valve is made for this. Usually you have 30 days to reply and provide the town’s DEP with the […]

Backflow Compliance is Now Certified for Backflow Prevention Testing all of the 50 States

We are happy to announce that Backflow Compliance has passed all the requirements to provide backflow prevention inspection and testing services in the entire 50 states.  We would be happy to serve you as a commercial property  owner or real estate management company under our umbrella to conduct your initial or annual backflow testing. Our backflow testing includes the testing and all of the paperwork that is necessary to submit to your town or DEP.  We can inspect your building at your convenience and are available from the same day to the same week.  Please contact us if you have […]

Backflow Preventer Theft

Tips from Police Department Can Help Stop Backflow Preventer Theft Recently, there have been a few thefts and vandalism of commercial and domestic backflow preventers, presumably for their scrap metal. While the scrap metal value for the brass and copper contained is about $250, replacing them can cost as much as $3,000 to $6,000. In addition, their removal will interrupt water service for the property and may also lead to significant water damage to the structure.While there is no perfect solution to eliminate the theft of the units, the following actions are recommended by the Wheaton Police Department:Enclose the backflow valve […]

Backflow Testing Prices Backflow Prevention Device Testing in New Jersey Backflow Prevention Testing Cost

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Backflow Valve – Do You Have to Have One?

All commercials buildings  in NJ & NYC must have a backflow device on the incoming water main. A building that also houses other stores such as restaurants, dry cleaners, dentists, etc… need to have a backflow device in place. Backflow devices need to be installed by a licensed plumber. If the business is already in place, the city wants you to install it on every building that may have a risk of contaminating the water supply in the event of a water pressure loss.   If you have any questions feel free to contact us at: 201-540-0980  

Backflow Penalties & Imprisonment Violations

Backflow Violations of provisions concerning cross-connections within the Building Code may result in fines from $100 or imprisonment of up to 60 days. Under both the Plumbing Code and  Rules and Regulations, each day any violation shall continue shall constitute a separate offense. Continued failure to respond to notices of violation and each day’s continuance of a violation after notice to abate or remove the unapproved physical connection shall have been given by the State Department will result in an additional $100 per day fine. All of the monetary penalties may be recovered by a civil action in state court.  In addition, the State department may […]

Backflow Installation, Testing and Repair Service

  All  Backflow valves with test cocks are required to be tested with a minimum frequency of once per year. Testing requires a water shutdown usually lasting five (5) to twenty (20) minutes. For facilities that require an uninterrupted supply of water, and when it is not possible to provide water service from two separate meters, provisions shall be made for a “parallel installation” of a backflow preventer. Multi-story buildings that have a number of flush-o-meter toilets should be equipped with parallel assemblies. Experience has shown that if the water supply is shut off to this type of building, flush-o-meters may have to be manually reset. During testing, one […]

American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Policy

The American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) issued the following statement on crossconnections: The American Water Works Association (AWWA) recognizes water purveyors have the responsibility to supply potable water to their customers. In the exercise of this responsibility, water purveyors or other responsible authorities must implement, administer and maintain ongoing backflow prevention and cross-connection control programs to protect public