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Premises That May Need A Backflow Device
The device that stops water flow in the wrong direction is called “Backflow Prevention.” It can be fitted to your home’s plumbing system and should help prevent any potentially contaminated drinking or bathing waters from flowing back into Sydney’s water supply.
Installing a backflow prevention device is one of the most important things you can do to protect your water supply’s quality and prevent the risk of hazardous bacteria and debris from flowing back up to your public water supply. The three main elements commonly used in backflow devices are:
- An Air Gap
- A Break Tank
- A valve that only lets water flow in one direction.
Backflow Prevention And Testing
The protection of Sydney’s water supply is a top priority. Backflow prevention devices are installed by certified professionals and tested yearly to ensure they’re up-to-date with current safety standards.
- Chemical Plants
- Swimming Pools
- Car Washes
- Shopping Centers
- Golf courses
- Caravan Parks
- High-rise Buildings
- Manufacturing premises
- Cafes And Restaurants
- Laundries And Dry Cleaners
How Much Does A Reduced Pressure Zone (RPZ) Valve Cost?
The cost of an RPZ valve will vary depending on the size and needs of its service. For example, a small family home could be as low as $1K, or it may cost upwards of $3k because they are more extensive facilities. Property sizes will require various copper main pipes for different applications. Some can be as large as 8 inches, while others may only need one 3/4 inch in diameter to function correctly and deliver an efficient flow rate without compromising performance.
Backflow Device Types
There are three types of backflow installation methods:
- Containment Protection: The device is installed in the property boundary, just downstream of your meter assembly, serving as a safety measure.
- Zone Protection: The device isolates an area or building within the property.
- Individual Protection: The device will be installed at the point of potential contamination within your property.
How OZ Plumbers Can Help
If you need a professional, licensed and experienced company to install or test your backflow prevention device, You can rely on the OZ Plumbers team. With 24/7 coverage across Sydney, we will have it done fast at a very cheap and affordable rate.