A backflow prevention assembly is used to help maintain water quality by preventing and protecting water supplies from contamination. In water supply systems, water is normally maintained at a significant pressure to enable water to flow from the tap, shower etc. When pressure fails or is reduced when a water main breaks, your pipes freeze or there is an unexpected high demand for water, the pressure in the pipe may be reduced and may allow contaminated water from the ground, or other sources to be drawn into the water system. To prevent such an occurrence, the water company requires there to be an air gap or mechanical backflow prevention assembly between the delivery point of water mains and local storage. In this way the backflow prevention assembly protects the potable water system from contamination hazards which can be severe and helps maintain high water quality. There areover 10,000 reported cases of backflow contamination each year and in some cases can be fatal. Water quality is very important for keeping you and your family safe.
Approved backflow prevention assemblies are required by law and must be installed in accordance with plumbing and building codes. A typical backflow assembly has test cocks and shut-off valves and must be tested each year, if relocated or repaired, and when installed.
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