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Backflow Prevention. In Victoria. 2013 BPAQ Conference. John McCulloch Plumbing Coordinator Climate and Rainfall. Australia is a continent with the least rainfall, apart from Antarctica.

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Backflow Prevention

  • In Victoria

2013 BPAQ Conference

John McCulloch

Plumbing Coordinator

climate and rainfall
Climate and Rainfall
  • Australia is a continent with the least rainfall, apart from Antarctica.
  • We can be compared to countries such as Iraq, Israel, Turkey & Mexico when it comes to water scarcity.
  • From disappearing lakes and dwindling natural resources, the protection of Australia’s water supply deserves to be on par with the concern shown for the developing world.

Backflow Prevention in Victoria


South East Water manages over

  • 23,000 kilometresof pipeline
  • 80 water pump stations
  • 255 sewage pump stations
  • $3 billion of infrastructure and assets

Backflow Prevention in Victoria


Southern Rural Water is the manager of rural water for southern Victoria. They license the construction of groundwater bores across our region.

Backflow Prevention in Victoria


Provision of up to date information for the Plumbing Industry is a high priority

Backflow Prevention in Victoria



  • A selection of typical installations encountered on a daily basis
  • Note: 85% of water supply installations fail to meet our Conditions of Connection

No backflow

Backflow Prevention in Victoria


AS 2419.1-2005

The use of galvanised pipe prior to the non-return valve is NOT permitted

Backflow Prevention in Victoria



Backflow Prevention in Victoria



Backflow Prevention in Victoria