What Is Backflow? The undesirable reversal of flow of water
or mixtures of water and other liquids, gases or other substances
into the distribution pipes of the potable water supply.
Broad Creek Public Service District installs a dual check
backflow prevention device at the meter to each residential
property owner's home to protect against contamination of
the potable water system. However, property owners that
have an irrigation system or swimming pool on their property
must install a backflow prevention device.
NEW LAWN IRRIGATION SPRINKLER REQUIREMENTS:
On June 13, 1997 Governor Beasley signed into law Senate
Bill #236 which requires every county and municipality in
South Carolina to adopt Uniform Building Codes by June 13,
For a simple underground lawn irrigation sprinkler system,
several backflow prevention devices are acceptable: double
check valve assembly (DCVA), pressure vacuum breaker (PVB),
or the atmospheric vacuum breaker (AVB).
When a DCVA and/or reduced pressure principal backflow prevention
assemblies are installed, routine testing of the assemblies
need to be performed by a certified tester on an annual
Broad Creek PSD is to receive a written report of the testing
results for assemblies tested within the District. The report
shall be submitted by the certified tester making the certification
Call or write Terra Brown
for a list of certified testers of backflow prevention equipment
in Beaufort County.