Backflow Prevention

What is backflow?

Backflow means the reversal of water flow from the intended direction of flow.

There are two types of backflow -- backpressure backflow and backsiphonage.

Backpressure Backflow - Pressure that is greater than the potable water supply pressure causes backpressure backflow. 

Backsiphonage -  Occurs when there is a vacuum in a water supply system, which draws the water from the source into a potable water supply.  A toilet installed without a toilet ballcock (air gap) will allow water to backflow to other outlets in your house.

If needed, you can install a Backflow Preventer which will prevent water backflow from occurring.  Your local plumber will be able to install. 

 

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