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Backflow Testing – Cross Connection Testing – Backflow Services – Irrigation testing – Backflow Inspection – Cross-Connection Control testing – Backflow Repair

We all love a fresh ice cold glass of water,

but do you ever stop and think about where that water comes from?

 

A lot of us just go to the tap and turn on the faucet without ever giving it a second thought about the process involved that brings us our clean water.  In America we tend to take for granted many of the simple things such as clean water.  Many places in the world don’t have access to clean drinking water.   Could you imagine living without safe clean drinking water?  Well for millions of people worldwide it’s their reality

 

  • Nearly 1 out of every 5 deaths under the age of 5 worldwide is due to a water-related disease.
  • 663 million people in the world don’t have access to safe water.
  • 2.4 billion people don’t have access to adequate sanitation
  • Globally, at least 1.8 billion people use a drinking-water source contaminated with feces.
  • Contaminated water can transmit diseases such diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio. Contaminated drinking-water is estimated to cause 502 000 diarrheal deaths each year.

 

There’s a lot that goes into bringing you that clean water, and one of those areas that’s often over looked is cross-connection testing also known as backflow testing.  These devices are vitally important to keeping your water safe from unsafe and potentially hazardous contaminants.

Why do backflow preventers have to be tested periodically?

 

ANSWER: Mechanical backflow preventers have internal seals, springs, and moving parts that are subject to fouling, wear, or fatigue. Also, mechanical backflow preventers and air gaps can be bypassed. Therefore, all backflow preventers have to be tested periodically to ensure that they are functioning properly.  A visual check of air gaps is sufficient, but mechanical backflow preventers have to be tested with properly calibrated testing equipment, by a licensed professional.  It’s also the law in many states too.  Wisconsin state plumbing code 382.22 and Minnesota state plumbing code 4715.216 Subp. 2 both require backflow assemblies to be tested after they’re installed and annually thereafter.