What is backflow?

Backflow is the reversal of flow of non-potable water or other substances back into the individual and I or public drinking water system. A backflow incident could carry pollutants or contaminants into our drinking water supplies making them unsafe to use.

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1. What is backflow prevention?
2. What is a backflow prevention assembly?
3. What is a backflow prevention device?
4. Do backflow prevention assemblies and devices need to be tested?
5. Why must backflow prevention assemblies be tested?
6. What happens after my backflow assembly has been tested?
7. What is a cross-connection?
8. What is backflow?