Our mission is to advocate industry best practice through education, conferences and forums, standards, legislation and guidelines.The Water New Zealand Backflow Group is the pre-eminent collective of knowledge on backflow in New Zealand. We represent all aspects of the backflow industry, including manufacturers, plumbers, training providers, water suppliers and building compliance officials.
The objectives of the Backflow Special Interest Group are to;
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Debunking Backflow Rules
Brought to you by the Water New Zealand Backflow Group
The amendment to the Health Act 1956, in force since 1 July 2008 has redefined the landscape for all governing local authorities, drinking water suppliers, monitoring agencies - essentially all stakeholders involved in the delivery of drinking water to the community. The overall objective ‘…to protect the health and safety of people and communities by promoting adequate supplies of safe and wholesome drinking water from all drinking-water supplies’. Critical to this protection is the responsibility to ‘implement Risk Management Plans’, involving a wider range of participants in the ‘source to tap’ management of drinking water in New Zealand – and it makes good sense.