Installing and testing backflow devices

Installing and testing devices

Those properties requiring installation of a backflow prevention device will receive notification from the city and BSI Online. Upon receiving notification:

  1. Contact a certified installer and tester. This individual will request the appropriate permits on your behalf.
  2. Have the certified professional install and inspect the device. They will submit test reports and final permits to the city.
  3. Have a certified professional tester inspect the device on an annual basis. They will submit test reports to the city.

Backflow prevention devices must be tested:

  • Upon installation
  • When cleaned, repaired or overhauled
  • When relocated
  • Annually
  • As required by the regulatory authorities

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