Backflow prevention

Our Backflow Prevention Policy

Our Backflow Prevention Policy has been developed to protect the quality of Riverina Water water supply and deals with the risk of contamination by backflow from customers' connections back into Riverina Water's potable water distribution and reticulation systems.
The policy provides clear guidelines to assist us in making determinations relating to protecting the potable water supply via backflow prevention:
  • Provide information to members of the public, plumbers and other stakeholders about the selection and installation of backflow prevention devices and our role in backflow prevention
  • Ensure that non-complying properties are brought into line with the requirements of our policy, Plumbing Code of Australia and the Australian Standard AS 3500.1
  • Ensure that a backflow register and records are maintained; and ensure containment devices are provided and that these devices are equal to or greater than the downstream hazard
  • Ensure annual testing is carried out by a qualified person and is added to our backflow register
  • Investigate non-compliance and ensure enforcement of this policy