Domestic Water Supply Installation & Servicing
Whether your domestic water supply comes from a self-supplied source or public source, Tri-County Services offers complete water supply services for your home and business. We hold proper certifications, licenses, and comply with municipality and city regulations and standards when connecting your home or business to public water or self-supplied water sources.
What is “Domestic Water Supply”? Domestic water supply is the principal pipe that carries water to your home. Regardless of whether you are connected to public utilities or a self-supplied source, these pipes are the property owner’s responsibility to keep them inspected and maintained to avoid serious problems affecting your water supply and potential contamination.
Your home or business will have a domestic water supply source that is either self-supplied or public. Examples include:
Self-Supplied Water Source = Private well, spring, cisterns, or catchment systems
Public Water Source = A public or privately-owned regulated water system that adheres to regulatory standards for water consumption safety.
Backflow Testing & Water Supply Protection Services
Backflow is potentially unsafe for your health, and according to Pennsylvania regulations, all water utility customers must have functioning backflow prevention devices installed to prevent potentially contaminating your potable water supply. Additionally, for those with a self-supplied water supply, it is equally as important to have a functioning backflow prevention device.
One of the most important parts of the design and installation of a new water supply is preventing your potable (drinking) water from potential contamination. During a new design and installation, Tri-County follows your local regulations to ensure your drinking water will be safe and will install proper backflow protectors where needed.
However, for many of us, our water supply has already been established. So, how can we be certain that our potable (drinking) water cannot be contaminated and the backflow prevention assembly is working properly?
Therefore, backflow testing becomes necessary to ensure your potable water is safe and it is recommended to be tested annually. If you have not had your water system tested to ensure your backflow prevention assembly is functioning properly, or to test if you need a backflow preventer, you cannot be certain your potable water is not contaminated.
Tri-County Backflow Testing & Protector Services:
- Diagnostic backflow testing
- Potable pre and post water testing service
- Backflow protector installation & servicing
- Annual maintenance & inspection services
What is Potable Water? Potable water is safe for bathing, drinking, cooking.
What is Non-Potable Water? Non potable water is not of drinking quality and has the potential of being contaminated by organic matter, microorganisms, chemicals, etc.
What is Water Backflow? Home and businesses can have cross connections of potable and non-potable water lines. These connections are where drinking-quality water supply (potable) and non-drinking quality water supply (non-potable) cross. Under normal circumstances, the potable water has enough pressure to run through the supply in one direction and prevents any cross contamination at this connection. However, during a significant drop in pressure, the potable water flow may reverse direction, or “fall back”, due to this significant loss in pressure. For example, a significant drop in pressure can result from a main water supply break or several fire hydrants are opened and discharged. This greatly increases the chances that the non-potable water supply will run back into the potable water supply line and thus contaminate it.
What is a Water Backflow Protection Device? A backflow protection device prevents potable water from being contaminated due to a water backflow. It is an important safeguard to ensure the safety of your potable water supply. There are different types of backflow devices and Tri-County Services will accurately diagnose and install the appropriate device for your water supply system.
Who is a Candidate for Backflow Testing? Every business and home regardless of whether your water is a public or private supply.