Backflow testing helps protect our community water supply. 951 Backflow offers backflow testing and repair services in Western Riverside County
We offer backflow testing, repair, installation, cages, pressure regulator service, and more in
Murrieta, Temecula, Winchester, French Valley, Rainbow, Lake Elsinore,
La Cresta, Menifee, De Luz, Wildomar, Canyon Lake
Backflow refers to an unwanted reversal of water flow in a plumbing system. This reversal is unwanted because contamination can enter the potable water delivery system. The term “potable” indicates water that is fit for human consumption. But if potable water has come in contact with contamination, it becomes a health hazard, potentially endangering the entire community that relies on the water delivery system.
A backflow preventer, or backflow device (sometimes just “backflow” for short) is a plumbing fixture specifically designed to prevent the occurrence of a backflow condition. There are many different uses of water that pose different levels of threat to the supply system. Backflow prevention assemblies are designed in several configurations to protect against different levels of threat. The higher the hazard, the higher level of protection required.
Backflow preventers are required to be installed wherever a connection is made between a potable water supply and a potential source of pollution or contamination. This is called a cross-connection. Water suppliers and health departments have responsibility to ensure all cross-connections are properly protected and that the protection is maintained.
Backflow testing is the act of determining whether a backflow prevention assembly will operate properly in the event of a backflow condition.