Hunter Water’s water supply system is designed to ensure that water flows to a property under pressure, but if this pressure is not maintained or a cross connection occurs, there is a chance that water could be drawn back into the system.
All properties connected to the water supply must install a site containment backflow prevention containment device appropriate to the property’s hazard rating.
Only licensed plumbers with backflow prevention accreditation issued by a registered training organisation can install, inspect, commission and test backflow devices.
Before you install a backflow prevention device, you should check the available water pressure and the customer’s pressure and flow requirements. A site assessment should also be done to confirm the hazard rating of the property and its services.
A commercial property and residential property have different backflow requirements, call us today on 0488 123 034 if you have questions regarding your device or need a device installed