Katy, like most cities, requires that commercial properties that produce waste water have backflow prevention devices installed at each cross connection point. This helps prevent waste water from flowing back into potable water stores and potentially making a lot of people very sick. It keeps all the customers that might visit your commercial property safe from contaminants in their drinking water like animal feces, fertilizer, pesticides, and other run off.
However, while it is important to make sure new commercial properties have these devices installed, you will also need to have these backflow prevention devices inspected on an annual basis. For commercial properties that don’t have their backflow prevention devices inspected at least once per year, they will face fines for failed compliance to local codes. You will be able to find the tags at the cross points that show when your backflow device was last inspected.When it is time for the inspection, your certified inspector will first turn off the downstream shut-off. After a bit of a wait, they will hook up their test kit hose and test the pressure in the system. If the pressure, which is what is what needs tested, is not where it should be, you may need to have a new backflow prevention device installed unless the cause is immediately apparent and can be repaired. Once the inspection is complete and your backflow prevention device checks out, you will get your new tag and be up to code.
Do you have backflow prevention devices that need their annual inspection? Are you building a new property and need backflow prevention or any other commercial plumbing services? Well, then it sounds like you need a commercial plumbing company you can rely on. If you have commercial plumbing needs of any kind, contact us today to see what Katy Commercial Plumbing can do to help.