What does a backflow assembly do?
Backflow is the reversal of water flow through pipes due to siphonage or back pressure. If backflow occurs in your irrigation system, it can cause water contaminated with chemicals or even animal wastes to be suctioned backwards into your drinking water. A Backflow Prevention Assembly is a mechanical valve that is designed to prevent possibly contaminated water from backflowing into the public water supply.
Many USA Cities Administrative Code requires that all irrigation systems connected to the public drinking water supply must be equipped with a backflow prevention assembly. It also states that this device, except in the case of atmospheric vacuum breaker valves, must be tested annually by a state-certified backflow assembly tester to verify that it is operating properly.
Our technicians are certified to test and repair any make and model of backflow prevention device. Each calendar year your device must be tested and must pass, in accordance with your water department codes. Some water departments sub this work out themselves, while others count on residents to make sure their devices are tested and results are submitted in a timely fashion.
If you have questions about the requirements in your area or would like to set up an appointment to have your device tested and/or repaired, please call us at (512) 556-4235 or contact us via our Contact Form – by clicking here.