Do we need backflow prevention in Austin?
Yes! Austin regulations are quite serious about backflow prevention. Different areas have slightly different rules about the types of backflow preventers required and how often they must be tested and reported.
What is Backflow Prevention?
We all value (and often take for granted) the purity of our water systems. Essentially, a backflow preventer prevents toxic substances (chemicals, animal feces, petrocarbons, etc.) from entering our local water systems.
The most common types of backflow preventers:
- Reduce Pressure Principle Device (RP)
- Double Check Assembly (DC)
- Atmospheric Vacuum Breaker (AVB)
- Pressure Vacuum Breaker (SVB)
Why should you care?
We assume you don’t want your neighbor’s dog poop in your drinking water. You should recommend that they get their backflow preventer tested (and you should get yours tested as well).
Backflow preventers need to be tested periodically to ensure they are working properly. Every area has slightly different rules about the types of backflow preventers required and how often they must be tested. Additionally, there are regulations about reporting.
What we can do
We can test, repair, and even replace solutions for backflow prevention in Austin. Give us a call!