What is its purpose?
Its function is to allow water to pass through the pipes in one direction only: from our distribution network to your private system. It must prevent any backflow of wastewater into the system, which could deteriorate the quality of the water supplied and cause inconvenience to all consumers.
Where is the non-return valve located in your system?
It is placed just after the bleed valve after the water meter (in the direction of water flow).
The non-return valve must be installed, maintained, repaired or replaced by you.
Exceptionally, when installing a new connection, we supply and install the non-return valve.
What is the purpose of the backflow preventer and when should it be installed?
The installation of a backflow preventer is highly recommended for hospitals, homes, nurseries, industries, etc.
This device is equipped with two non-return valves separated by a discharge chamber. The backflow preventer protects drinking water systems by interrupting the continuity of the supply to the private system by self-draining and draining the liquid if there is a danger of wastewater flowing back into the public supply pipe.
All connections must be fitted with a non-return valve approved by SWDE or any other distributor. It is maintained, repaired or replaced by you at your own expense.
The list of approved non-return valves is available in the directory of technical requirements for indoor systems on the Belgaqua website.
Responsibility for connection facilities
You notice a problem with your installation (leak, frozen meter, strange noise, etc.). How do you know who is responsible and who to contact?
New connection to the SWDE distribution network
The individual steps to be followed to enable you to successfully commission your new connection. Let us guide you.