Backflow Prevention Association | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove

I’m happy to announce that I’ve just been appointed to the position of President (Victoria) for the Backflow Prevention Association of Australia Inc. (BPAA). The BPAA is a professional body made up of members across the plumbing and water supply industry, including local authorities, manufacturers, plumbing contractors, education institutions and training providers, who are specifically … Read more

Backflow prevention testing | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove | Tomlinson Plumbing

I’d rather have ‘fries with that’ myself. But these are just a few of the pollutants we could be drinking if backflow prevention devices aren’t installed at some commercial or industrial properties – and even some residential properties if there is a bidet or bidet sprayer installed. Back flow occurs when water flows opposite to … Read more

Backflow Prevention Testing | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove | Tomlinson Plumbing

Up early with the birds yesterday morning to test backflow devices before businesses got up and running. When we test backflow prevention devices, the water needs to be shut off to the property for up to an hour, which means we’re often asked to do before or after hours tests, so as not to interrupt … Read more

Pumps & Backflow Prevention | Tomlinson Plumbing | Torquay | Geelong | Ocean Grove | Barwon Heads

The pump that is connected to your rain water tank for household use, has a ‘dual check valve’.  This valve is a built-in backflow prevention device that protects our mains water supply from any contaminants. It ensures there is no ‘backflowing’ of things like washing machine water, sewerage, car cleaning detergents, pesticides, fertilisers, and other … Read more