Backflow prevention

A ‘testable backflow prevention device’ is installed in the water supply pipes to stop contaminants from getting into the drinking water.

Properties that have ‘high hazard’ installations need a testable backflow prevention device installed. A Certificate of Likely Compliance and Plumbing Permit must be issued by Council before they are installed.

Owners of these devices are responsible for having each one tested by a plumber who is licensed to test the devices every 12 months.

When they pass the test the plumber will fill out a test report form and a copy of this must be sent to us so we know that the test has been done and that the device is working properly  

View the Testable Backflow Prevention Device Test Certificate (PDF)

We keep a register of testable backflow prevention devices that are located within a property, and an annual reminder and an invoice is sent to owners.