Backflow Prevention for Commercial and Multifamily Customers
In accordance with Article 12 of the Colorado Primary Drinking Water Regulations and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, all properties listed below must comply with the state regulation for the installation and annual testing of backflow prevention assemblies (BFPAs). There is no "grandfather clause" associated with this regulation, meaning that all existing and all newly constructed properties have to install and test backflow prevention assemblies as needed. For more information on installation criteria and/or which BFPAs are required (to be installed & tested annually), see the Backflow Prevention Assembly info sheet.
Other assemblies may be required inside a property by plumbing code. These other assemblies are called "isolation" assemblies because they isolate internal hazards. The BPP does not track these assemblies unless there is a specific need. However, it is strongly recommended that isolation assemblies are tested annually along with containment assemblies as they can keep water inside the property safe for consumption. Plumbing code may allow some points of isolation to be protected by devices (non-testable assemblies) such as dual checks.
For more information on installation criteria and/or which BFPAs are required (to be installed & tested annually) see the Backflow Prevention Assembly info sheet.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:29