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Backflow Prevention Valve Testing and Repair in Barrie

At MT Drains & Plumbing, we are dedicated to preserving the safety and quality of Barrie‘s public water supply. Our comprehensive backflow prevention services include annual inspections and testing, fully compliant with Barrie’s requirements.

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Adherence to Barrie's Water Supply By-law

Barrie Backflow Prevention Program

The City of Barrie has implemented a mandatory requirement, as stated in the Water Supply By-law, for property owners of industrial, commercial, institutional, and certain residential properties to install backflow prevention devices on their water supply lines. This regulation also applies to construction sites in Barrie. The purpose of this requirement is to safeguard the city’s drinking water by isolating buildings from the municipal water distribution system and preventing the entry of contaminants into the drinking water supply.

We always follow Barrie’s Backflow Prevention Program rules to make sure your water stays clean and safe. We’re your trusted plumber, keeping things flowing smoothly!

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Why Choose Us For Your Backflow Prevention Testing

Experienced Professionals

Our skilled team ensures your water remains uncontaminated.

Local Knowledge

We navigate Barries's regulations seamlessly.

Efficient Reporting

We handle all reporting, ensuring compliance with ease.

Prompt and Reliable

We value your time and deliver efficient service.

Customer-Centric Approach

We tailor our services to your needs.

Competitive Pricing

Quality service at affordable rates.

Who We Are

#1 Plumbing Company in Barrie

Pavel and Eddy lead our accomplished team of licensed professionals in Barrie. Their extensive experience and technical expertise set the benchmark for our service quality. When you choose MT Drains & Plumbing in Barrie, you’re choosing certified peace of mind for your plumbing needs.

Benefits of Backflow Prevention

Installing and maintaining backflow prevention devices is crucial for public health and safety. Non-compliance with Barrie’s Water Supply By-law can result in significant fines. By choosing MT Drains & Plumbing in Barrie, you ensure compliance, proper device functionality, and timely issue identification, saving you time and money.

"He Was Very Knowledgeable And Helped Save Me Money"

Our backflow preventor failed, and Eddy from MT Drains & Plumbing Plumbing saved the day! He tested and replaced it swiftly, ensuring we’re safe from costly fines. We’re grateful for his quick and expert service – highly recommend!

Backflow Prevention Services from MT Drains & Plumbing

MT Drains & Plumbing offers a range of services to meet Barrie’s requirements and protect public health:

We collaborate closely with clients in Barrie to determine the appropriate backflow prevention device based on risk classification.

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For more information on the steps to hiring a qualified backflow inspector, we recommend you read this informative blog from Backflow Inspector.

Importance of Backflow Prevention

Backflow prevention is vital for several reasons:

1. Safeguarding Water Quality: Effective backflow prevention maintains water supply integrity and cleanliness.

2. Protecting Public Health: By preventing contaminated water entry, backflow prevention ensures safe drinking water.

3. Regulatory Compliance: Adhering to by-laws, like Barrie’s, is essential to meet regulatory requirements and protect public health.

Understanding backflow causes and risks is critical for effective prevention. Addressing back pressure and back siphonage through proper plumbing practices and installing backflow prevention devices safeguards water quality and supply system safety.

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Backflow Preventer FAQ

Cross-connection refers to any connection between a drinking water system and potential contaminants in Barrie, necessitating control to prevent backflow of contaminated water.

Backflow is the reversal of water flow in a plumbing system in Barrie. It results from back siphonage and back pressure, posing contamination risks.

A backflow preventer is a device designed to prevent backflow in Barrie, with different types available based on application and protection level.

Regular testing of backflow preventers is essential in Barrie for:

    • Verifying proper functioning
    • Preventing bypass or tampering
    • Ensuring qualified testing for accurate results

Controlling cross-connections is vital in Barrie to prevent water contamination, categorizing backflow hazards based on potential impact, and ensuring water suppliers prioritize public water system safety and integrity.

1. Double Check Valve Assembly (DCVA): Suitable for “moderate hazard” facilities in Barrie, DCVAs protect against low to moderate backflow risk.

2. Reduced Pressure Principle Assembly (RP): Required for “severe hazard” facilities in Barrie, RPs offer comprehensive protection against high-risk backflow incidents.

  • Back Pressure: Back pressure occurs when private water system pressure exceeds the City’s water supply system pressure. Factors like pumps, elevated tanks, temperature changes in boiler systems, and local pressure events can cause back pressure, pushing water from the private system back into the City’s distribution system.
  • Back Siphonage: Back siphonage results from City water supply pressure dropping below that of a private system. It can be triggered by firefighting or water main breaks, pulling contaminated water from the private system into the City’s distribution system.

In summary, understanding backflow terms, the importance of backflow prevention, and the need for periodic testing of backflow preventers is crucial for safeguarding the integrity and safety of public water systems.

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At MT Drains & Plumbing, we take backflow prevention seriously. We are committed to helping our clients protect public health and safety by providing comprehensive backflow prevention services. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you comply with Barrie’s requirements for backflow prevention.

Contact us at (905) 761-5551 or online to schedule service or request a free estimate.

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