Backflow Testing Laws in Tennessee

We all know how important it is to keep the water supply clean. But without a set of rules to follow, there’s no telling what kinds of pollution, chemicals, and runoff could contaminate the underground water supply. If left unchecked, this contamination could affect the safety of a community’s drinking water. And unfortunately, once contamination happens, it takes a long time to make sure the water supply is clean again.

Fortunately, there are ways to prevent this type of contamination. Backflow testing is one. This testing allows an independent, certified third party (like our company) to make sure your backflow prevention system is working properly. During these inspections, we’ll test your system, let you know about anything that’s not up to standard, and offer solutions on how to fix it.

So how do you know if you need a backflow prevention device or if you need backflow testing? Each state has its own laws regarding this matter. In Tennessee, the Department of Environment & Conservation sets these standards. They have declared that the largest part of the responsibility for protecting the water supply lies with each individual customer. To help in this effort, the state requires that backflow prevention assemblies be inspected and tested each year. You’ll need to keep a copy of your annual inspection on file for future reference and documentation.

There’s a long list of facilities and types of businesses that are likely to have cross-connection hazards. If you work in one of these industries, you should have backflow prevention devices installed. If you’re unsure of what you need, just give us a call.

    The team at Backflow Devices Testing & Repair has one mission: to protect our drinking water. The care and maintenance of backflow devices is what our business is all about. While many other companies offer these services, not all of them can say that it’s their sole focus. We can.

    We install backflow prevention devices and offer backflow testing for customers throughout southeast Tennessee. Plus, we’re members of the American Backflow Prevention Association and the Tennessee Backflow Association. Let us help you sort through all of the State of Tennessee’s rules and regulations on this very important issue.

    Read more about why backflow testing is important and when you need it.