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Annual Backwater Valve Testing and Maintenance

At MT Drains & Plumbing, we understand the importance of maintaining the safety and quality of the public water supply in Toronto. That’s why we offer comprehensive backflow prevention services to our clients, including annual inspections and tests that satisfy Toronto’s requirements.

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What is Backflow and Why is it a Concern?

Backflow is the reverse flow of potentially contaminated water from a building’s plumbing system back into the public water supply. This can happen when there is a drop in water pressure or when there is a backflow incident caused by a cross-connection between the building’s plumbing system and a source of contamination. Backflow can pose a serious risk to public health and safety by contaminating the public water supply with harmful bacteria, chemicals, and other pollutants.
To prevent backflow incidents and protect public health, the City of Toronto has established regulations and requirements for backflow prevention. Properties that fall under the higher risk classification, including those classified as industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential properties with more than five units, are required to install and maintain backflow prevention devices or valves.

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Types of Backflow Prevention Devices

There are two types of backflow prevention devices that are commonly used to prevent backflow incidents. The first type is a Double Check Valve Assembly (DCVA), which is typically required for facilities that are classified as “moderate hazard.” DCVAs are designed to provide protection against low to moderate risk of backflow incidents.
The second type is a Reduced Pressure Principle Assembly (RP), which is required for facilities that are classified as “severe hazard.” RPs offer more comprehensive protection against high-risk backflow incidents.

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Backflow Prevention Services from MT Drains & Plumbing

At MT Drains & Plumbing, we offer a range of backflow prevention services to help our clients comply with Toronto’s requirements and protect public health. Our services include:
We have extensive experience working with a wide range of clients, including commercial, industrial, and residential properties. We work closely with our clients to determine which type of backflow prevention device is appropriate for their property based on the level of risk classification.

Benefits of Backflow Prevention

Installing and maintaining a backflow prevention device is crucial for protecting public health and safety, as well as avoiding fines and legal consequences. Non-compliance with Toronto’s Water Supply By-law can result in significant fines, which may exceed $100,000.
By working with MT Drains & Plumbing for your backflow prevention needs, you can ensure that your property is in compliance with Toronto’s requirements and that your backflow prevention devices are functioning properly. Our annual inspections and tests can help you identify potential issues before they become major problems, which can save you time and money in the long run.

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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 Toronto’s requirements for backflow prevention.
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