Backflow Prevention – What is it and do I need it?
Backflow is the flow of contamination or pollution into the drinking water distribution pipeline. Backflow can be caused by backsiphonage or backpressure. A backflow prevention device installed on your private plumbing system will prevent dirty water from getting into our clean water system. Not all homes require a backflow device. If your private plumbing system is connected to a device that can potentially cause a backflow hazard, you need a backflow preventer. Common systems that require a backflow preventer are: Underground irrigation system, dedicated fire sprinkler system, sewage pumping facilities or grey water system, private well or a swimming pool or spa with automatic refill.
- Backflow Information
- How does the backflow preventer work?
- What is backflow prevention?
- For a list of Backflow Testers: Click Here
Emergency Preparedness – Are you Ready?
Click on the links below for handy how-to articles about water-related topics:
- Call Before You Dig
- How to Find and Fix Leaks Around the Home – how-to videos for toilets, indoor and outdoor faucets
- How to Flush Your Home’s Hot Water Heater
- Water Saving Rebates – from Saving Water Partnership
- Building Healthy Soil
- Watering & Irrigation
- Natural Pest and Weed Control
- Savvy Gardener Classes – FREE from Saving Water Partnership