Why Back Flow Prevention Is Important
Back Flow Prevention & Testing
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The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) supports a state statute (IAC 327) that mandates the owner of any particular piece of property is the responsible party for the water system on that property. Federal, provincial, or municipal plumbing codes require backflow prevention for potable water systems.
According to the state statute, the responsible party is required to use a backflow preventer, which is designed to prevent the cross-connection of contaminated water and the fresh water supply. Examples of water systems requiring a backflow preventer include irrigation systems, agricultural, and fire suppression systems.
The state of Indiana requires these devices to be tested annually for accuracy and safety by a licensed backflow testing professional. These test results must be reported within thirty days to the local water authority which has governance over said property. Noncompliance by the property owner may lead to fines or an interruption of water services.
Precision Lawn Car, also doing business as PLC, can provide these services for you, the owner of the property. These services include any state-required testing and reporting of said results of this testing to the proper water authorities.