What Types Of Backflow Preventers Can Be Installed To Help Protect Our Home?
Pressure Vacuum Breakers can be installed on the water supply line to any landscape irrigation system or on the water fill line to swimming pools. Hose Bibb Vacuum Breakers are small inexpensive devices that are installed on hose bibbs or threaded sill cocks where garden hoses are attached.
Who Is Required To Test and How Often?
Backflow prevention assemblies are to be tested annually or more often if requested by the Environmental Division. The Cross Connection Program applies to and is primarily enforced on commercial businesses. However, circumstances may apply that would require these devices to be installed on non-commercial properties. It is recommended that when installed on residential properties that these devices be tested annually by a Certified Tester to ensure equipment performance.