What is Backflow and Why Should I Care?
Every time we pour a glass of water from the tap, or take a shower, we assume the water is going to be clean.
Unfortunately, situations can occur that compromise the quality of our drinking water, such as a water main break.
Loss of pressure due to a broken pipe, for example, may allow the backflow of pollutants or contaminants into the water system.
Preventing Contamination in the Yard & Garden
- Keep hoses out of soapy water, hot tubs or pools. Water and contaminants could back up into the hose and into the plumbing system.
- Never use your water hose to spray lawn chemicals or pesticide. Chemical residue inside the garden hose could potentially get into the drinking water.
If you're concerned about a cross connection between your water supply and possible contaminants, a plumbing professional can help. Contact us today for an in-home evaluation.