List of Contractors

Qualified Contractor (s) List

    1. H.S. St.Amant & Sons Inc., Marty St.Amant;  705-549-7227
    2. Herb Carpenter Plumbing & Heating Limited, Dave Carpenter;  705-526-5204
    3. Triple Tech / ES-J Plumbing;  705-526-5159 or 705-333-8324
    4. Tom Downer Plumbing & Heating Limited, Bill Downer;  705-526-5311
    5. Western Mechanical, Barry Deschamps;  705-737-4135
    6. Lakelands Irrigation, Earl Graham;  705-739-9000
    7. D.R. Amos Plumbing:  705-721-8357
    8. Division 15 Plumbing and Mechanical Inc,  705-424-0203
    9. Proactive Water Solutions, Murray McDowall,  416-249-2837
    10. Caledon Creek Mechanical, Robert Olma, 519-927-0190
    11. Backflow Specialties, Craig Allen, 905-655-4772
    12. Gary R. Loucks Enterprises, Gary Loucks , 705-796-0664
    13. Harris Plumbing Inc.,705-705-730-7950, or 1-866-786-1801
    14. Plumbtech Plumbing, 705-722-7209

* or any accredited and certified testing company that has registered with the Town of Penetanguishene Cross Connection Control Program.  

What is a cross connection control survey?

If an existing facility has more than one water service connection, or has the potential to contaminate the Town's water supply system, the Town may require the owner, at the owner's expense, to conduct a cross connection control survey to evaluate potential risks and cross connections that may allow backflow contamination into the public water supply. The survey shall be conducted and signed by an authorized person, and a copy must be submitted to the Town by the date specified in the Town's notification or within 30 days. A cross connection control survey shall include:

  • Number of water service connections with the waterworks;
  • Level of hazard for each water service connection;
  • Number, type and condition of any existing premise isolation backflow prevention devices'
  • Recommended and planned corrective measure(s), if applicable
  • Schedule of work required for any corrective measures; and
  • Recommendation for appropriate premise isolation backflow prevention device or devices, if applicable, in accordance with the CSA-B64 Standard.

Why do backflow prevention devices need to be tested?

A backflow prevention device may not show visible signs of failure. Backflow prevention assembly devices contain internal seals, springs, and moving parts that are subject to fouling, wear, or fatigue. A backflow prevention assembly device, such as Double Check Valve Assembly (DCVA), or Reduced Pressure Principle Backflow Prevention Assembly, must be tested by a certified individual with a properly calibrated test gauge.

How often do backflow prevention devices need to be tested?

In order to ensure the proper operation of a backflow prevention device, it must be tested upon installation, repair, relocation or replacement, and at least once a year thereafter. 

Who is responsible for the installation and annual testing of backflow prevention devices?

The owner of the property or building that currently has service connection to the town's water supply or has applied for a new service connection is responsible for the installation of the backflow prevention devices, as well as the annual testing of the device by a certified tester.

Do test reports need to be submitted on a specific form?

Yes, test reports for backflow prevention devices must be submitted on a Town of Penetanguishene Cross Connection Control Testing and Inspection Report

Is a Cross Connection Control Survey required?

Yes, surveys for backflow prevention devices must be submitted on a Town of Penetanguishene Cross Connection Control Survey Form