WSSC requires backflow prevention devices to be installed and tested annually. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is responsible for providing clean and safe water to more than 1.8 million people in Maryland. As part of their commitment to maintaining the safety and quality of the water supply they have established a cross-connection program.

Backflow is the reversal of water flow in a plumbing system, which can cause contaminated water to enter the drinking water supply. Backflow can occur due to changes in pressure, damage to pipes, or construction work in the area. Backflow prevention devices are installed in plumbing systems to prevent backflow and ensure the safety of the water supply.

WSSC requires backflow prevention devices to be installed and tested in the following situations:

  1. For all commercial and industrial properties
  2. For all residential properties that have a lawn irrigation system, a swimming pool, a hot tub, or a water well
  3. For all properties that have a fire suppression system

To comply with WSSC regulations, backflow prevention devices must be installed by a licensed plumber and must be tested annually. WSSC requires all backflow prevention devices to be tested by a licensed backflow prevention device tester. The test results must be submitted to WSSC for review and approval.

At Durance Plumbing, we are certified to perform backflow testing for WSSC compliance. Our licensed and experienced professionals use state-of-the-art equipment to test your backflow prevention devices and ensure they are functioning properly. We will also submit the required documentation to WSSC on your behalf.

Don’t risk the safety of your water supply by neglecting to comply with WSSC backflow testing requirements. Contact us today to schedule a backflow testing appointment and ensure that your backflow prevention devices are functioning properly and in compliance with WSSC regulations. We are committed to providing high-quality service and ensuring the safety of your water supply.