PITMANPlumbing & Heating
NYC Licensed Master Plumber #1955
BACKFLOW INSTALLATION & ENGINEERING
Stay compliant with NYC laws. New laws require all property owners of specified building use types to install special plumbing backflow prevention device(s) on the water service pipes that supply their property. These devices prevent possibly contaminated water from flowing back into the City’s drinking water supply. . DEP’s Bureau of Water and Sewer Operations is charged with enforcing Part 5 Section 5-1.31 of the State Sanitary Code and Title 15, Chapter 20 of the Rules of the City of New York (RCNY).
Only a NYC Master Plumber may do this installation. Owners must obtain the approval of plans submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) before installing the device and have the device properly inspected by a certified professional.
STEPS NECESSARY TO COMPLY:
Fines are often levied without prior notice given to property owner
Step 1: Pitman Plumbing & Heating’s engineering department will prepare and submit two sets of plans and two applications originals (form GEN-236 New York City Version) for the installation of Backflow Prevention Device(s) to the Bureau of Water and Sewer Operations, Division of Permitting and Inspections for approval. Pitman Plumbing & Heating can handle ¾ to12 inch devices.
Step 2: When the plans are approved, the Division of Permitting and Inspections issues a plan approval letter to the customer and returns one copy of the approved plans to Pitman Plumbing & Heating.
Step 3: Pitman Plumbing & Heating will install your device in accordance with all State, Local codes and approved plans.
Step 4: Pitman Plumbing & Heating will properly test the device according to code, report on Test and Maintenance of Backflow Prevention Device” (form GEN-215B), certifying the job, submitted to DEP within thirty days of installation of the device.
Step 5: Annual Inspection: Once a year, the device must be inspected, maintained and tested; Pitman Plumbing & Heating can conduct this annual test, which is required by State Law. The results of the test will be reported to the department by filing Form GEN 215B with parts A & B.