Backflow is the undesirable reversal of the flow of water from its intended direction in any pipeline or plumbing system. Backflow is dangerous because it can allow drinking water in plumbing systems to become contaminated and unusable.
What is a backflow preventer?
Backflow preventers are mechanical plumbing devices installed in a plumbing system to prevent water from flowing backward in the system. A properly installed, tested and maintained backflow preventer at the service entrance to a building or property can reliably prevent the backflow of water of an unknown quality from flowing back into the community water system.
Is it really important to prevent backflow?
Absolutely. The most effective method for the water utility to meet the requirement of keeping drinking water safe is to require customers to install a backflow preventer on the main supply line to their property or facility, thus protecting the community water system from any cross connections that may be present inside a customer's plumbing system. All water users benefit from an active, on-going cross connection control program that includes the installation and testing of backflow preventers.
Our technicians are fully certified, knowledgeable and proficient in backflow testing, backflow maintenance and backflow repair. Our annual backflow testing program will ensure that your backflow device is functioning as intended, thus reducing your liability and risk as a property owner.
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