Water suppliers ensure that water delivered to customers meets or exceeds old drinking water requirements however past a customer’s water the water supplier typically no longer has control over the use and subsequently the quality of the water
How does backflow occur
To understand backflow you need to understand hydraulic conditions of water,Water can flow in an opposite direction from the intended direction of flow. Once this happens or created meaning (a cross-connection) chemicals, water from other sources, gases, solids or substances other than portable water may be introduced in the water distribution system public or private water system. this can cause water quality to be compromised and, in some cases cause illness injury or even death
For example backflow can happen when a domestic water system is connected to a piece of equipment or other plumbing fixture that uses or contains a substance other than domestic water is an actual cross connection this would include any direct Connection bypass arrangement removable section change over device that directly connects to domestic water system to a non domestic water system
And when this happens domestic water we’ll get contaminated with:
- Chemicals ( detergent /fertilizer/ antifreeze chemicals for boilers)
- Human waste
Do I need a backflow preventer installed in my home business
Commercial and multi residential property owners how to meet various by laws and standards of Backflow prevention.
Some residential homes which do have irrigation systems attached to domestic water need backflow prevention devices.
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