Posted on February 12, 2016
Is your home Water Safe? Backflow is a term that describes the flow of water when it takes a backward direction and flows back into your water supply. Backflow into a water system can pollute or contaminate the water in that system.
The backflow preventer is a device that prevents your water system from becoming contaminated from water flowing backwards into your supply lines. A backflow preventer is installed where the water main is routed into your home, on outdoor water faucets and on sprinkler and irrigation systems.
A garden hose is a common cause of backflow, often when a pesticide or fertilizer applicator is attached. When using these applicators, a drop in water pressure can cause the supply system to draw those chemicals into the water in the hose. Without an effective backflow preventer in place, these chemicals can be present the next time you turn on the tap.
Without a backflow preventer on a sprinkler system, your water system can inadvertently draw toxins into your water supply. Sprinkler system backflow prevention devices are mechanisms to prevent contaminants from entering water supplies. These devices are an important safety feature.
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