Backflow prevention

A backflow prevention device is a one-way valve that is used to prevent contaminants and ensure the safety of water supply by entering water supplied for human consumption, whether this is reticulated town water or rainwater tanks and other alternative water supplies.   

Councils responsibilities

As required under the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2018, Gympie Regional Council keeps a register of all backflow prevention devices within the region.  

Fees will apply,

Your responsibilities as an owner

  • Register the backflow prevention device with council by calling 5481 0456.
  • Maintain the device under the Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2019.
  • Have the device suitably inspected or tested by a suitably endorsed person at least once a year.
  • If the device will be in a flood area, it must be tested within 10 business days of subsidence of floodwater.

Licensee responsibilities

  • Provide council notice within 10 days after testing or maintaining the device by completing this form. Your service agent may also upload the test report directly to the council’s database.

Note: Fees will apply for lodging hard copy versions of the form.

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