Backflow is the reversal flow in a water system from the normal or intended direction. Backflow testing is necessary to ensure that contaminants do not enter the public water system and is required by the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act and the Georgia Rules for Safe Drinking Water.
What is a Backflow Protection Assembly?
A device is installed on the customers side of the water meter. This device is to protect the fresh drinking water from contamination which occurs when the flow of water is reversed from the normal flow cause by either backpressure or backsiphonage.
Do I need a Backflow Protection Assembly?
If you have received a letter from the water department of the county where you are located, you will be instructed whether a Backflow Protection Assembly is required. The letter should include information of the device the county is requiring and a list of approved installers and testers.
What if I already have a Backflow Protection Assembly?
The State of Georgia requires a Backflow Protection Assembly to by inspected yearly by a Georgia Certified Backflow Protection Assembly Tester. Psycho Plumbing will submit a copy of the report to the county or city upon completion of your inspection.