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RPZ Backflow Testing

Newman Irrigation and Plumbing is a local licensed plumber and backflow tester. We can assist with your annual RPZ inspection, repair and certification, as required by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Public Health. We install, test, repair and certify Reduced Pressure Zone Backflow Assemblies (RPZ).

An Reduced Pressure Zone Backflow Assemblies (RPZ), is also known as RPZ backflow preventers. Backflow prevention is designed to protect the public water supply from contamination from non-drinkable sources. For this reason, all Cities and Villages have implemented programs with the goal of ensuring the quality of municipal supplied water and protecting water customers. It is also important to note that the State of Illinois requires that backflow device are tested annually whether or not the system is still in use.

In addition to assisting you with the annual inspection and certification processes required by plumbing code, Newman Irrigation and Plumbing offers unique options that can save you time, money and headaches relative to the annual RPZ inspection and certification process. It is our recommendation and standard operating procedure to install your system RPZ valve inside your home. An RPZ is an expensive and fragile mechanical device that can easily be impacted by elements which are present on your home exterior. Aside from rain, snow and ice these devices are also susceptible to insects and critters that may also make your RPZ their home or play thing. Therefore, your RPZ should be installed in the mechanical room, where they are protected from the extremes of weather. This will add years to the life of your device and make recertification easy when using the same serial number provided on your device.

If you are seeking local licensed plumber and licensed backflow tester to perform your annual RPZ inspection, repair and/or certification. Take advantage of our 35+ years of experience and contact Newman Irrigation and Plumbing today!