Backflow is the undesirable reversal of flow in a water distribution system. Backflow may allow liquids, gases, and other substances, from any source, to enter a public water system.
Backflow prevention protects public water systems from contamination or damage through cross-connections located in customer facilities. Backflow prevention is typically achieved by placing a backflow prevention assembly (also known as a backflow preventer or backflow device) between the customer and the public water system.
Commercial, industrial, multifamily users and, in some cases, residential customers are required to install and/or maintain backflow prevention assemblies on water meters servicing their property. In general, all domestic, fire and dedicated irrigation lines must have backflow prevention assemblies installed and inspected to comply with the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act passed in 1974.
To ensure the backflow device is functioning properly, most counties and cities require annual testing by a certified backflow tester.
You can either fill out the Schedule a Test form on our website or call our office at 770-965-5555 for unbeatable service in meeting all your backflow needs.