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;

  • Assist in the definition and promotion of best industry practice for the management of backflow within New Zealand
  • Disseminate information related to backflow issues
  • Provide a forum for the discussion of backflow issues
  • Promote and undertake projects in areas of common need and interest
  • Assist and provide comment on national industry standards and policies
  • Promote lines of communication within all sectors of the backflow community
  • Promote education and public understanding of backflow issues

Membership of the groups is open to all Water New Zealand members. Activities of the group are overseen by a committee of up to fifteen group members and administered by Water New Zealand.

Committee membership is open to all group members, and new members are confirmed annually at the group’s Annual General Meeting.

If you are a Water New Zealand member and wish to belong to one of the special interest groups, make sure you are logged in to the Water New Zealand website, then simply send an email via the contact form at the bottom of this page to join our group. This will register you for notification of committee openings, as well as up to date correspondence on events, news, and other group activities.

If you are not a current member, visit our membership page for more information. Remember to tick the appropriate Special Interest Group box when completing the Membership Application form.

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