If plumbing is not something that you are familiar with, you may be confused if you have received a notice in the mail from the City of Oakville requiring you to install a backflow preventer for their Backflow Prevention Program. Here at John the Plumber Oakville we want to help you understand what it being asked of you and why, and thought we would write this blog for you to help explain what backflow prevention is all about.
Water should only ever flow in one direction into your home and never in the other direction. When excess water causes a pressure shift in your pipe, water can start to move backwards and flow into your main water supply. That poses the health risk of your drinking water being contaminated.
You may have received a notice in the mail from the city of Ottawa requiring your business to install a backflow preventer for their Backflow Prevention Program. We are sure that the terms used are not ones that the average small business owner are familiar with. So we at John the Plumber Ottawa thought we may write a useful blog for you to help explain.
The city of Ottawa is has begun a backflow prevention program to protect the drinking water quality by making sure that the appropriate backflow prevention devices have been installed and inspected on private property in the Ottawa area.