Understanding Back Flow


Backflow
When you turn on the tap, the last thing you expect to see is worms. Yet that’s what one Michigan homeowner got when a malfunctioning lawn sprinkler coupled with a water main break sucked nematodes into his water system. there they were, alive and swimming around in the bathtub he’d just filled for his child.   More
 
Monday, October 14, 2013 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO

Cross Connection: an unprotected connection point between a drinking water source and any source of nonpotable water.


Irrigation
A cross connection is defined as an unprotected connection point between a drinking water source and any source of nonpotable water. If a cross-connection point is not protected, it is possible for the flow of water to reverse its direction.    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008 KATIE NAVARRO

Backflow Prevention: Protecting Water, Protecting Yourself


Backflow
For potable water, life is a series of one-way streets. Safe drinking water depends on all “traffic” within a water system to move in the direction it’s supposed to. Fresh water flows one way. It isn’t supposed to turn around and travel in the other direction.    More
 
Monday, June 5, 2006 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Backflow Prevention


Backflow
What would you do if you got up one morning, went to brush your teeth and saw yellow gushy stuff pouring from the faucet? Residents in Woodsboro, Maryland, awoke to just this scenario, with gunk spewing out of faucets and spigots all over town. Town officials quickly banned water use and began an investigation. After flushing the water system, the investigation revealed that a powerful agricultural herbicide had made its way into the town’s water system.   More
 
Thursday, August 19, 2010

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