About Backflow Prevention. Council is required to keep a register as per the following:
Standard Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2003 Section 38 – Testable backflow prevention devices
- A local government must implement and maintain a program for its local government area for the registration, maintenance and testing of testable backflow prevention devices installed in the area.
- The local government, or an entity authorised by the local government, must keep a register of the testable backflow prevention devices.
- An owner of an installed testable backflow prevention device must-
a) register the device with the local government or entity; and
b) at least once each year, have the device inspected or tested by a person who is licenced to do the work.
- A person who inspects or tests a testable backflow prevention device must, within 10 business days after inspecting or testing the device, give the local government written results of the inspection or test.
Ensure the licenced plumber has the appropriate endorsement to undertake such work.
Council Annual fee
This is an administration fee to cover the costs to maintain an up-to-date register. Current fees are available on council’s Register of Fees and Charges. For additional information please CLICK HERE to visit the Sunshine Coast Council website.