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How do you stop the backflow of water?
Last Updated: 10th February, 2020
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Thereof, how can backflow of water be prevented?
An air gap should be used to prevent backflow from rainwater tanks and other water supply tanks into the mains-supplied water system. Air gaps should also be used to prevent backflow of contaminants from all appliances and fixtures that are connected to the water supply.
Subsequently, question is, do I really need a backflow preventer? The key to preventing backflow is to have a properly installed, maintained, and inspected backflow prevention device as part of your culinary water system. The answer is: you need backflow prevention if you have a culinary water connection that may be used to supply a sprinkler system.
Simply so, what is the most effective method to prevent backflow?
Air Gap Air gaps are one of the most effective ways to prevent backflow and backsiphonage. An air gap is a vertical separa- tion between a water outlet and the highest level of a potential fluid contamination source.
What is the reason for a backflow?
Backflow is caused by cross-connections that have the potential of allowing contaminants into the drinking water system. Back siphonage can occur when the pressure in a tank or water trough is lower than the water system's pressure.