Why is the Program Needed?
Drinking water from your faucets comes from the city’s distribution systems and onto your private property. Backflow means that the used or unclean water from your property is flowing back into the city’s water supply. Installing a backflow device will prevent this from happening, keeping the water supply clean in Barrhaven.
What is the Backflow Prevention Program?
Barrhaven recently started a backflow prevention program. This will insure that the city’s water quality is protected from contamination. Installing a backflow device to your water pipes will allow water to inly flow in one direction and will not reenter the city’s water supply and contaminate the drinking water.
Private property owners have started to be notified of this new program. These owners must follow strict guidelines and comply with the laws. A survey or your water system will need to be done every 5 years and in that time your backflow device should be check once each year.
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John The Plumber Barrhaven is here to help you with this process. Our qualified and licensed plumbers are always up to date with the current plumbing laws and regulations. We will be more than happy to assist you and your business. Our plumbers are qualified OWWA Cross Connection Control Specialists and are up to the task of ensuring that this program is carried out with CSA and City of Ottawa Compliance.