The water company and many municipalities require annual backflow testing. Ehret, Inc would like to be your “go to” service company. Our service technicians are licensed and certified to test, install and repair your backflow device as needed.
According to Illinois American Water a Backflow is the undesirable reversal of the flow of water from its intended direction in any pipeline or plumbing system. Backflow is dangerous because it can allow drinking water in plumbing systems to become contaminated and unusable.
Backflow preventers are mechanical plumbing devices installed in a plumbing system to prevent water from flowing backward in the system. A properly installed, tested and maintained backflow preventer can reliably prevent the backflow of water of an unknown quality from flowing back into the community water system.
Backflow devices can be found on water lines supplying your lawn’s sprinkler system, fire suppression system, your swimming pool or boiler.
Is it really important to prevent backflow?
Absolutely, all water companies operate an on-going program to protect the public water supply from contamination from possible cross connections. The most effective method for the water utility to meet this requirement is to require customers to install a backflow preventer on the main supply line to their property or facility, thus protecting the community water system from any cross connections that may be present inside a customer’s plumbing system. All water users benefit from an active, on-going cross connection control program that includes the installation of backflow preventers.
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