What is a backflow?
Backflow is the undesirable reversal of flow in a potable water distribution system through a cross-connection. A cross-connection is an actual or potential link connecting a source of pollution of contamination with a potable drinking water supply. Backflow may allow liquids, gases, nonpotable water and other substances, from any source, to enter a public water system. A backflow device protects the public water systems from contamination by placing a backflow prevention assembly between the customer and the public water system. This device is to protect your drinking water and keep you safe from contamination.
Must you have a backflow prevention assembly inspection?
Yes. To ensure the device is functioning properly, a certified tester must test it once a year. For new facilities, the assembly must be tested when installed. If the tester finds the assembly is not working, you must arrange to have it repaired and tested again. It is your responsibility to pay for the test and repairs. The tester is required to provide a copy of the test report to you and the water supplied. Landscape Management has two full time backflow assembly testers. They are fully licensed and trained in all types of backflow device testing as well the repair of such devices. If we have done the repairs we will not charge you again to re-test the device.
We handle backflow testing for residential and commercial systems. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!