Test and File a Report for Your Backflow Prevention Assembly
When an irrigation system is installed, a cross connection is made between your homes potable water and the sprinkler system's water mainline. An underground sprinkler system's waterline can be easily contaminated with soil, fertilizers, and other pollutants that compromise the safety of your drinking water. In order to eliminate any risk of water in your sprinkler system getting into your drinking water, a CCC valve is installed to stop the non-potable water in the irrigation system from flowing back into your potable water
Installing a CCC or BFA with every new sprinkler system is not only the law, it is essential for the assurance of the health and safety of you family and loved ones. Should a situation ever arise that would cause the water from your sprinkler system to backflow into your potable water's piping it could contaminate the drinking water for you and your neighbours. At Bathurst Irrigation, we install a cross connection control device (or backflow prevention assembly) that meets or exceeds your municipality's code with every Bathurst Irrigation sprinkler system. If a company is insisting on installing a sprinkler system by using a non approved device that has not been inspected and approved by your municipality's inspector, we strongly recommend you ask questions and reconsider working with that company.
It is required by law in most municipalities that a BFA Test Report be filed with City Hall on an annual basis. Bathurst Irrigation's BFA Certified Testers are up to date and registered with the BCWWA cross connection control (CCC) program. Having a professional test your Backflow Prevention Assembly is a small price to pay to ensure your drinking water is clean and safe for consumption.
Types of BFA Devices include:
- RPBA - Used to protect drinking water against severe hazard. This device is used for a wide range of Cross Connection
- DCVA - Used to protect drinking water against moderate hazard. This assembly is the most typical device used for Lawn Irrigation and Fire Sprinklers.
- PVB - Used to protect drinking water against severe or moderate hazard. Typically used in Lawn Irrigation, but not common in BC or the GVRD. because it is susceptible to freezing.
- RPDA - Used alongside a RPBA to detect and monitor water usage.
- DCDA - Used alongside a RPBA to detect and monitor water usage.
Types of Cross Connection protected by BFA's include:
- Lawn Irrigation
- Premises Isolation
- Fire Sprinklers
- Boiler Feed
- Swimming Pool
- Pond and Water Park Supply Lines
- Air Conditioning
- Medical and Dental Equipment
- Water Purification / Filtration System
- Carbonated Beverage / Soda Fountain Supply Water
- Restaurant Dishwashers and Equipment
- Any non-potable water line that connects to potable water `
In addition to Irrigation system backflow prevention, we are certified by the BCWWA and qualified to test any BFA Device. If you are a residential home owner, strata property, or commercial business; we can get your device(s) tested and filed with your local municipality within days. Our rates for testing Backflow Prevention Assemblies are substantially lower than most plumbing companies. We are happy to provide friendly and professional service to a wide range of customers in Vancouver, Burnaby, North and West Vancouver, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore, Surrey, Maple Ridge, Delta, Richmond, and the rest of the GVRD.
If you require a BCWWA approved Cross Connection Control (CCC) Tester to test and file a report for your BFA, contact us and we will be happy to provide you with a free quote to complete the job. If you wish to learn more about CCC, please consider having a look at The BCWWA website.