Backflow is undesirable reversal of flow of water or mixture of water with other liquids, gases or substances in the distribution pipes of potable water from any source.
A mechanical device that prevents possible contamination of potable water from a potentially contaminated source.
Testing and certification is most often required annually to ensure proper function and ensure the safety of potable water.
Either your water provider or the health department has surveyed of your property and determined there is a possibility of contamination.
Private third-parties perform testing, but they must be certified by the local health department or the water agency. They must also recertify bi- annually or every three years – showing proficiency in testing of all types of devices they will test.
Specialty equipment is connected to the device and simulates a backflow or backpressure condition. During this procedure, all sections of the device are tested.
Many incidences have been recorded with some fatalities and also sicknesses caused from these incidents.
Either you water provider or the health department has surveyed of your property and determined there is a possibility of contamination.