What is a Backwater Valve?
Backwater valves are often confused with a backflow preventer. Though they do essentially work in the same manner, they are two different things. Sudden downpours and pressure changes can cause your sewer system to backup. Clear water flooding into the basement is already a bad thing. Dirty sewage water in your basement is a whole different story altogether. Essentially, a backwater valve installed on your sewer line in your Kanata home has one primary function… To ensure that any sewer water water runs in one direction, out of your home and never backwards into your home.