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 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 […]

How to Stay in Compliance with Backflow Regulations

Backflow prevention valves are subject to corrosion that may lead to failure. Annual testing of backflow prevention assemblies is required to ensure proper functioning of the assemblies and the safety of our water supply. Backflow  valves must be tested annually by a certified backflow prevention tester. If the valve fails, it must be repaired or replaced and tested again to ensure it functions properly. Upon successful completion of the test a Backflow Assembly Test Report must be submitted to the Cross Connection Control program in your town. All costs associated with backflow prevention assembly maintenance are the responsibility of the customer.   […]

What is a Certified Backflow Tester?

Certified Backflow Testers are individuals who test backflow prevention devices for the purpose of protecting the public water supply. They are required to hold a valid certification issued pursuant to 10 NYCRR Section 5-1.31. The New York and NJ State certified backflow prevention device testers are divided by state and sometimes by county. For more informations please contact us. Thanks