This month the City of Barrie have sent out roughly 1000 letters to priority Owners in the industrial/commercial sector, notifying them that a Cross Connection Survey be completed and submitted. The mandatory survey can be completed and submitted by the pros at Kempenfelt Plumbing & Backflow Services in a professional, and timely manner. Please have a look through the City of Barrie Backflow Prevention Program presentation attached, and don't forget to call the pros for all of you Backflow and Plumbing needs.
The recent push by the City of Barrie for compliance with the Backflow Prevention Program might have some asking: What is Backflow?
Backflow is the term used in the plumbing field in reference to the unwanted reversal of the flow of water, or a combination of water with another source, into the potable water supply. This occurs as a result of cross-connections that exist within the distribution system where non potable water can be connected to potable sources. Backflow can be caused by either the reduced pressure in the distribution system or the increased pressure from a non potable source. In either case, this contamination of the water supply can pose significant health risk.
The risk posed by Backflow can however be mitigated through preventative measures. The installation of a Backflow prevention device serves to protect public health by preventing the contamination of potable water.
Trust Kempenfelt Plumbing and Backflow to take care of all of your backflow prevention needs. Our plumbers are qualified and licensed to install, inspect and certify Backflow prevention devices in commercial, industrial and residential sectors. Contact us to book your annual Cross-connection survey, Backflow prevention device inspection, or to provide an estimate on a new installation.
Tired of you hard water? Stained shower glass doors, and a less than desirable finish on your chrome faucets? Perhaps a water softener may be what you're in the market for... Keep these tips in mind during the purchase and installation of a new water softener.
Garden Hoses, and exterior hose bibs are all coming to the end of their season in Ontario. To assure that you don't wind up with a flood from a frozen pipe, be sure to isolate and shut down the faucet from inside the home or building. This would include removing hoses and storing them in a warm place, closing the isolation valve inside the home, and draining it from the drain port manufactured on the valve. Come spring, you'll reverse the process and be off to the races leak free. Once again.. Don't forget to do your part in protecting our drinking water supply. Have all backflow prevention devices tested annually and maintained by a qualified professional in the City of Barrie!
Heading out of town for a bit? Holiday season isn't far off, and most of you have your vacations plans set. Don't polish off that great vacation with a flooded house!
Backflow Preventer Installation, Maintenance and Backflow Testing... Crucial to protecting our drinking water supply.
With the City of Barrie aggressively monitoring and assuring that our water supply and private distribution systems remain safe, a city wide Backflow Prevention Program has been mandated. Do your part and be proactive, have your Backflow Preventer installed and tested by a qualified licensed professional.