Municipalities from small townships to urban cities are extremely protective of their potable water supply and for good reason. Life as we know it cannot exist without a plentiful supply of drinking water. In order to insure a water supply doesn’t become contaminated homes and businesses are built with a water backflow prevention device where applicable.
Regulated by law, water backflow prevention falls under the ultimate authority of the Environmental Protection Agency who requires testing for local water purity. Water protection and building codes determine which backflow assemblies or methods are acceptable to maintain water purity. Such methods for preventing backflow include Air Gap systems, Atmospheric Vacuum Breakers, Double Check Valve Backflow Preventers, Pressure Vacuum Breakers, and Reduced Pressure Principle Backflow Preventers.
Prevention from backflow is required on residential garden hoses and sprinkling systems and in a variety of commercial and industrial settings. Backflow preventers are even used temporarily at times such as at construction sites of where there is seasonal use. Every locality has its own ordinances and policies. For more than 65 years, the professionals at Towers Plumbing developed the expertise to know what is required for your specific situation, no matter where you are along the Wasatch Front. In addition to installing water backflow prevention devices, they also provide regular inspections to make sure you are not in danger of water contamination.