Backflow Can be Hazardous!
Backflow prevention programs are required to protect safe drinking water. “Safe drinking water” is federally-mandated and regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Although millions of Americans receive high quality drinking water every day from their public water systems, drinking water safety cannot be taken for granted. There are a number of threats to drinking water: improperly disposed of chemicals; animal wastes; pesticides; human wastes; wastes injected deep underground; and naturally-occurring substances can all contaminate drinking water. Likewise, drinking water that is not properly treated or disinfected, or which travels through an improperly maintained distribution system, may also pose a health risk.
At Twin Plumbing Poway, we’re experts at ensuring your backflow prevention system is operating to standard and that your drinking water is safe.
Frequently Asked Questions About Backflow
What is backflow?
The reverse flow of your water supply.
Does backflow make my sewers back up?
No, it is the reverse flow of your water supply or your drinking water.
What is backflow prevention?
It is the prevention of water from flowing in reverse.
Why does my backflow preventer need to be tested?
It needs to be tested annually to make sure that it is working properly and not allowing potential pollutants or contaminants to flow back into the main water supply.
Is my water safe to drink?
1. If your water comes from a municipality, your water is probably safe, but we would recommend a filtration system to remove some chemicals that are added to your water. This should improve the taste and odor of your water, as well as the appearance of your ice.
2. If your water comes from a private well, it probably is safe, but we highly recommend that the water be tested. Then, a water filtration system will be recommended. Again, this will improve the overall appearance, taste and odor of your water.
SCHEDULE YOUR CERTIFICATION NOW
If the annual certification of the backflow located at your water meter is due, please feel free to call our office to schedule the inspection of your backflow.
Our fee for each certification vary by location and are per test. If you have any questions please contact one of our customer care representatives at (858) 518-0242. We appreciate your business!
If we repair your backflow and replace internal parts, we offer a six (6) month warranty for these internal parts, should the device fail.