Backflow Prevention Program Steps
The following steps will help you assess what needs to be done in order to install, test and inspect a backflow preventer device.
You may also wish to read the How to Comply with the Backflow Prevention Program (PDF) information sheet.
- Fill out the Information Request Form (PDF) for each property you own in Vaughan.
- When the property owner is notified by the City, obtain a contractor from the Approved Qualified Company List (PDF) and have the contractor perform a Cross Connection Control Survey Report (PDF) of the property.
- When the property owner is notified by the City, a Qualified Company will install a new backflow prevention device (PDF), test an existing backflow device (PDF) or complete plumbing modifications to the private plumbing system (PDF).
- Corrective actions may be requested to be completed within a tenant space. Please refer to the tenant landlord agreement to find information on who is responsible to cover the costs of the required work.
- Property owners are required to ensure all backflow prevention devices are maintained and tested each year by Qualified Companies.
For questions, contact Matthew Menezes at 905-832-2281 ext. 6183 or email@example.com.
Please note that the City of Vaughan will not recommend or endorse any Qualified Company and/or Qualified Person(s) registered to this program and makes no representation about the quality of work a Qualified Company and/or Qualified Person is able to provide. Property owners are encouraged to conduct their own due diligence when retaining a Qualified Company and/or Qualified Person.
Under no circumstances will the City of Vaughan be responsible or liable to any contractors completing works done pursuant to the Backflow Prevention By-law, nor to any property owner procuring services pursuant to the Backflow Prevention By-law.