What is a backflow?
A potable (drinking) water supply can become contaminated by accident through hazardous connections to the piping system known as a “cross connection.” Under certain conditions, the flow of water in a supply line can be reversed, and if this happens when connected to something containing non-potable water or chemical, contaminants can flow backwards into the drinking water supply line.
How can you protect your potable water supply from incidents of backflow? If you must connect your water to something you would not want to drink, then you must ensure that the supply end is protected with an approved backflow protection device. The professionals at Hunter Plumbing are fully licensed and insured to install a testable device to isolate your premises. Already have a backflow prevention device? Make sure it is tested annually to ensure the unit will properly function in the event of a backflow. For information regarding the backflow prevention bylaws in your area, contact your local municipality.