Backflow Prevention Assembly Installation- Homestead

As a resident of Miami-Dade County, you have likely received a notice from Carlos Alvarez regarding the required backflow prevention assembly installation and the requirement of a “Reduced Pressure Principle Assembly.”

What exactly does this mean to you and your Homestead property?

Certified Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester HomesteadIf your letter contains the verbiage “Type Required: Reduced Pressure Principle Assembly,” then the city requires you to install what is called a “Backflow Prevention Device.” Once the device is installed, you are also required to have the device “tested to ensure proper operation.”, and then “the backflow assembly test form must be sent to this office.” We a certified Miami-Dade Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester can can assist in filing the proper paperwork.

What is a backflow prevention assembly?

A backflow prevention assembly is a valve which allows water to flow in one direction only, assuring contaminated water cannot flow back into a water customers home or business and cause a cross contamination.

Why do I need to have the assembly installed and tested?

Backflow Prevention Assembly Installation- HomesteadStarting January 1, 2012, Miami-Dade County Code, “requires backflow prevention assemblies to be installed on certain services depending on the degree of hazard.” This includes Homestead residents and states that your domestic water system, lawn irrigation system, and even fire suppression system are required to have a tested backflow prevention device.

This code also states that these assemblies need to be tested upon installation and once every year thereafter. For more information you can read the actual copy of the Miami-Dade County Code, Chapter 32, Article VIII, here.

What do I do next?

According to the newly enforced code, only a certified technician can install this device. Coral Gables Plumbing is a Certified Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester and licensed plumber, and will install and test the backflow prevention assembly according to the standards set by the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department. For a quote to retrofit your water system or for more information, use the form to the right and speak with a representative today.

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