Backflow Prevention Assembly Installation- Pinecrest
If you live in Miami-Dade county, you may have recently received a notice from Carlos Alvarez regarding the required backflow prevention assembly installation and the requirement of “Reduced Pressure Principle Assembly.” So what does this mean to you as a resident of Pinecrest?
What is a backflow prevention assembly?
A backflow prevention assembly is a essentially 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?
Effective December 31, 2011, Miami-Dade County Code, “requires backflow prevention assemblies to be installed on certain services depending on the degree of hazard.” This includes Pinecrest residents and states that your lawn irrigation system, domestic water system, and even fire suppression system are required to have a tested backflow prevention device.
This newly enforced 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?
Coral Gables Plumbing is a licensed plumber and Certified Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester and can install and test the backflow prevention assembly according to the standards set by the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department. To receive more information or a quote to retrofit your existing water system, use the “Get In Touch” form to the right and speak with a representative today.