Annual Pressure Vacuum Breaker Testing

Maintaining a safe and efficient water supply is crucial for all homeowners, especially those in the City of Houston and its neighboring municipalities. One key aspect of this maintenance is the annual testing of your irrigation system’s Pressure Vacuum Breaker (PVB).

Why Annual PVB Testing is Required

The City of Houston, along with many surrounding areas, mandates yearly testing of PVBs to ensure compliance with local regulations designed to safeguard our water systems. This regulation is not just a bureaucratic requirement; it plays a significant role in protecting public health and maintaining the integrity of our water supply.

Importance of PVB Testing

  • Preventing Contamination: A PVB is a critical component of your irrigation system, acting as a barrier to prevent contaminants from backflowing into your clean water supply. Without regular testing, a malfunctioning PVB can allow pesticides, fertilizers, and other harmful substances to enter your drinking water, posing serious health risks.

  • Ensuring System Efficiency: Regular testing ensures that your irrigation system is operating at its best. A properly functioning PVB helps maintain optimal water pressure and prevents leaks, which can save water and reduce your utility bills.

  • Compliance with Local Regulations: Adhering to local regulations is essential for avoiding fines and penalties. Annual PVB testing is a straightforward way to ensure your irrigation system is compliant with Houston’s water safety standards.

How to Get Your PVB Tested

The City of Houston requires PVB testing carried out by a certified irrigation professional. Stirling's team of certified technicians make the process simple and easy for our customers.

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Annual PVB testing is a small but vital step in maintaining a safe and efficient water system for your home. By complying with the local regulations, you are protecting your family’s health, conserving water, and contributing to the overall well-being of your community. Schedule your PVB test today!

For more information on local requirements, visit Houston Public Works.