The Need for Backflow Prevention
Backflow prevention testing is required of commercial properties as an essential preventative measure to keep a safe water supply. It is important because if water pressure fails or is reduced, the system may allow contaminated water to be drawn into the system. This can happen when a water main bursts, pipes freeze or there is an unusually high demand on the water system.
Installation of new units and testing is conducted on an annual basis. Permits and paperwork are required during the initial installation for all back flow jobs.