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Testing of backflow prevention device

r. 12

    (1)     A water corporation may, by notice in writing to the owner of a serviced property, request the owner to arrange for the testing by a plumber of a backflow prevention device installed on that serviced property.

    (2)     The owner of the serviced property must comply with a notice given to the owner under subregulation (1).

Penalty:     15 penalty units.

    (3)     If the results of the test carried out under subregulation (1) show that the backflow prevention device is not operating efficiently, the owner of the serviced property must arrange for the repair or replacement of the device.

    (4)     Within 20 business days after receiving the notice under subregulation (1), the property owner must provide, in writing, the relevant water corporation with—

        (a)     the results of the test; and

        (b)     if required, advice that the backflow prevention device has been repaired or replaced.

Penalty:     5 penalty units.

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