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Backflow Testing and Certification in New Jersey

Backflow Certification Services in New Jersey

Attention New Jersey business owners and property managers, Certifications of backflows is a State Law and Townships are now strictly enforcing Backflow Testing/Certifications.

At New Jersey Best Lawns, Sprinklers, & Fencing, we understand the critical importance of maintaining a safe water supply.  As one of the few certified backflow testers in New Jersey, we are committed to delivering honest, reliable, and highly efficient backflow testing services.


New Jersey Legal Requirements for Backflow Prevention and Testing

According to the State of New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection, any facility that establishes a physical connection with a community water supply must secure a Physical Connection Permit, issued to the facility’s owner. This permit does not apply to private homes. It must be renewed each year and mandates that all backflow prevention devices governed by the permit undergo quarterly testing and an internal inspection once every year.

According to the Uniform Construction Code, Section NJAC 5:23-2.23(I), a Certificate of Compliance is required, which expires annually at the end of the calendar year.

The following is important information about getting Backflow certified in New Jersey.

  • All backflow certifications for lawn sprinkler systems must be completed and submitted by August 31st each year.
  • It is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure that an annual test is conducted on lawn sprinkler backflow prevention devices and that a valid Certificate of Compliance is obtained.
  • Failure to meet these requirements may result in penalties, including fines up to $2,000.00.

What is Backflow Testing and Why is it Necessary?

Backflow occurs when there is a reversal in the flow of water in your plumbing systems, which can introduce contaminants like pesticides, fertilizers, wastes, and chemicals into your clean water supply. Regular backflow testing is essential to prevent this, ensuring that your water supply remains uncontaminated and safe.

Our certified professionals use the latest digital backflow testing devices to perform annual backflow tests efficiently and accurately. This state-of-the-art technology allows us to detect any discrepancies in your backflow prevention systems quickly, helping prevent potential health hazards.

Our Backflow Testing and Certification Services Include:

We have 2 options available. Upon receiving payment, we will schedule the test to be performed:

  • Option 1: Self Service Option – We will email you the certification. If you select self-service, you will be the homeowners responsibility that the town received the Certification and all necessary paper work is filled out. You will also need to make sure this gets done yearly.
  • Option 2: Full Service Option: With our full-Service option, New Jersey Best will perform the test and issue the certification to the Township and take care of all paperwork with the township. New Jersey Best will also ensure this gets done yearly to avoid and fines.    

Backflow Testing and Certification Pricing:

  • Self Service: $150.00    

New Jersey Best will conduct the necessary test and issue a certificate to the homeowner. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to complete all required paperwork and file it with the township.

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  • Full-Service: $199 
  • Back Flow Certification with Yearly Renewal
  • Full-Service Backflow Certification ensures compliance with state laws. New Jersey Best will process all paperwork with township, hassle-free process. If permit fees charged by township will be paid directly by homeowner to Township upon notice.
  • Billed yearly

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Why Choose Us for Your Backflow Certification Needs?

  • Expertise and Reliability: With extensive experience in backflow testing and a deep understanding of local regulations, our team ensures that your systems are always up to the mark.
  • Advanced Technology: By utilizing digital testing tools, we offer fast and precise readings, making the process quicker and more effective.
  • Commitment to Safety: We prioritize your health and safety, dedicating ourselves to maintaining the highest standards of water safety.

Backflow Certification Process

Due to new regulations and the limited number of certified companies able to perform this test, we will be scheduling backflow certifications as payments are received. Here’s how the process works:

  1. Select a Package: Choose between Self-Service or Full-Service.
  2. Payment: Upon receiving your payment, we will schedule your backflow testing.
  3. Service Execution: No one needs to be home for this service as it is performed entirely outside.

Self-Service Package:

  • We will email the homeowner the certificate after the test is completed.
  • The homeowner is responsible for completing all required paperwork and filing it with the township.

Full-Service Package:

  • New Jersey Best will handle all paperwork with the township.
  • We will keep the homeowner informed throughout the process.
  • We will automatically perform this service annually.

Schedule Your Backflow Testing Today

Don’t compromise on the safety of your water. Annual backflow testing isn’t just a regulatory and legal requirement—it’s a crucial safety measure for your community. Contact New Jersey Best Lawns, Sprinklers, & Fencing today at 888-655-2967 or fill out the form to schedule your backflow test and ensure your water system is safe and compliant.

Frequently Asked Questions About Backflow Testing and Certification

What is backflow testing?

Backflow testing is a process that checks whether the mechanisms designed to keep drinking water separate from dirty water are working effectively. This testing helps prevent contaminants from entering the public water system or your building’s drinking water supply through reverse flow.

How to test a sprinkler backflow preventer?

To test a sprinkler backflow preventer, a certified backflow tester uses specialized test kits to measure water pressure and check valve performance. This process involves shutting off the downstream water supply and observing the valve’s response, ensuring it prevents water from flowing backwards.

How to fill out a backflow test report?

A backflow test report should include details about the site, the type of device tested, the test results, and any repairs or replacements needed. It must be filled out by a certified backflow tester who will sign and date the report, making it a valid document for regulatory compliance.

How often do you need a backflow certification?

In New Jersey, backflow certification is required annually to ensure all prevention devices are functioning correctly and remain compliant with state health and safety regulations.

Who does backflow testing?

Backflow testing must be performed by certified professionals who have received training and accreditation in backflow prevention and testing. New Jersey Best Lawns, Sprinklers, & Fencing employs qualified and experienced technicians to conduct these tests effectively.

How much does a backflow test cost?

The cost of a backflow test can vary depending on the location, number of devices, and the complexity of the system. For specific pricing, contact us directly, and we will provide a detailed quote based on your needs.

What is a backflow certification?

A backflow certification is an official document issued by a certified tester confirming that your backflow prevention device has been tested and is functioning correctly, complying with local water safety regulations.

How to get a backflow certification?

To obtain a backflow certification, schedule a test with a certified backflow tester who will inspect and test your device. If it passes, the tester will issue a certification. If it fails, necessary repairs must be made before certification can be granted.

How do I get a backflow certification in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, you can get a backflow certification by contacting a licensed backflow tester like New Jersey Best Lawns, Sprinklers, & Fencing. We provide testing, repair, and certification services following local guidelines.

When are backflow certifications due in New Jersey?

Backflow certifications in New Jersey are due on July 1st of every year! It is important to renew your certification every year to ensure compliance with state regulations and maintain the safety of your water supply.

What backflow prevention device certification does New Jersey require?

New Jersey requires that all premises with potential risks of contamination have a certified backflow prevention device. These devices must be tested annually by a certified tester to ensure they are working properly and meet state safety standards.

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