Backflow Prevention Program Hamilton

Your drinking water flows from your city’s main distribution system onto your private property. When the city’s system is lower than the pressure in your private home system, the pressure can pull bad water back into the city’s water distribution. This is known as “Back Siphonage”, or “Backflow”. The occurrence of unclean water flowing back into the city’s distribution system can cause contamination.

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Who is Affected by the Hamilton Backflow Prevention Program?

The City of Hamilton began a Backflow Prevention Program to protect your drinking water quality by making sure that the appropriate backflow prevention devices had been installed and inspected on private properties in the Hamilton area. These devices prevent contaminated water from flowing back into the city’s water system, and can also be found in place in many other municipalities in Ontario. This program will not affect an enormous amount of people’s homes, however; it will impact approximately 15,000 commercials, institutional and multi-residential properties such as apartments, hotels, hospitals, automotive and manufacturing facilities etc.

Cross section of concrete and dirt, under a black backwater valve

Hamilton has very strict water safety guidelines and standards. Everything must comply with Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). When Property owners began being notified in 2018, they were advised of compliance laws and timelines that would have to be followed, as well as surveys that would be administered and backflow prevention devices that would be installed with deadlines to be met following City of Hamilton Compliance Regulations.

Water Testing and Surveys

Water testing was done and continues to be carried out on an ongoing basis to determine whether the severity rating of water contamination was high or moderate. Going forward, The City of Hamilton’s Backflow Prevention Program also requested site surveys every five years, as well as annual backflow device testing. A qualified Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) surveyor will be required to carry out site surveys and install these devices. For more information, check out our blog on ‘Backflow Prevention Terminology’ for more information on backflow terms!

2 step process of how a backwater valve unit works and operates

Our plumbers are qualified specialists and are more than up to the task of ensuring that Hamilton’s Backflow Prevention Program is carried out with CSA and the City of Hamilton’s Compliance Regulations. If your home or business has concerns about the quality of your water and possible backflow issues, Aquatech Hamilton is here to help guide you through this. Our licensed plumbers are always up to date with plumbing codes and will be more than happy to assist you.

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