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What You Need To Know About Backflow Prevention Devices

Posted by Craig Carmon on January 15, 2020

Safe drinking water is everybody’s business and backflow prevention devices are critical to keeping it safe. Safe-T-Cover travels the country and calls on engineers and water jurisdictions to discuss best practices for backflow preventer installations.  We often find the design community is interested in learning more about backflow, what it is, and how a backflow preventer protects clean drinking water. The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has two short videos that provide a good overview on these important topics.  Check these out.

Click here to learn about the most unsafe place to put a backflow preventer. 

Backflow Prevention

This 5 minute video from the American Water Works Association (AWWA) is a great educational resource.  It describes what backflow is, how it can happen, and how to prevent contamination in the public drinking system.

 

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Backflow Prevention Installation

This  7 ½ minute video from the American Water Works Association (AWWA) outlines the type of backflow prevention devices, when they should be used, and how they can help prevent backflow contaminants into a water system.

                                                             

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Safe drinking water is everybody’s business.  To learn more about trends in backflow preventer installations, click here to download a free guide.

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Topics: Backflow Prevention