What is backflow prevention device?

A backflow prevention device is used to protect Sydney’s water supply from contamination. It is to stop water flowing back into the authority’s main supply.

Who is responsible?

The property owner is responsible to have device fitted and installed annually. Our qualified plumbers will advise and explain to the property or Business owner which type of devices is needed to be installed.

How many times a year does the device need to be tested?

Once a year testing of the devices is crucial, as all mechanical devices need to be maintained to be ensured they are in working order at all times. Our qualified plumbers have the knowledge and expertise in the field to making sure the test is completed and an online lodgement of your certificate is processed to Sydney water.

What will happen if they are not tested?

In a situation that the devices are not tested annually a notice to test will be sent out to billing address and you will have a date to have it tested. After receiving your Sydney Water letter to have your device tested call PNE Plumbing or book a job online and we will sort the rest out for you.

Are you unsure if you need to fit or test a backflow device?

Don’t stress, give us a call and we will be happy to answer any of you enquires.

What business or property should have a backflow device fitted?

A Backflow device is installed on the property depending on what type of risk that the operating Business is.

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