City of Brantford Municipal Code | Backflow Prevention
Below is the City of Brantford Municipal Code that regulates backflow prevention and applies to all existing industrial, commercial, institutional and multi-residential properties located within the City that receives its potable water except properties of residential buildings with 3 storeys or less in building height and single family dwellings.
Every owner who has a backflow prevention device located on his or her property shall ensure that:
(a) such device is tested by a tester when it is first installed and annually thereafter or when requested by the City and also when it is cleaned, repaired, replaced, overhauled or relocated;
(b) when such device is tested, a Test Report, as attached as Appendix ‘D’, is to be provided to the City within fourteen days of the test being conducted;
(c) in the event that such device is malfunctioning or otherwise not in proper working order, the device shall be immediately
repaired or replaced; and
(d) all existing backflow prevention devices shall be tested by no later than June 30th, 2008.
649.6.2 Testing – requirements: Every person who tests a backflow prevention device shall carry out such testing in accordance with this Chapter and the CSA Standard.
649.6.3 Testing – additional methods: In addition to the testing methods set out in section 6 of the CSA Standard, test procedures established by the ASSE or AWWA for testing backflow prevention devices may be employed.
649.6.4 Test report prepared – after each testing: Despite section 6.3.1 of the CSA Standard, every person who tests a backflow prevention device shall prepare a test report.
649.6.5 Testing – tag affixed – owner notified if defective: Every person who tests a backflow prevention device shall: (a) upon completing such test, complete and affix a “Test Tag”, to the device or immediately adjacent to the device on the piping connected thereto; and (b) upon finding that such device is malfunctioning or otherwise not in proper working order, immediately notify the owner or agent of the owner of the premises and the City of such condition.