Backflow is dangerous because it can allow drinking water in plumbing systems to become contaminated and unusable.
A properly installed, tested, and maintained backflow preventer at the water service connection to a building or property can reliably prevent the backflow of water of an unknown quality from flowing back into the community water system.
The Tennessee Division of Water Supply has taken important steps towards keeping our drinking water safe and pure by initiating a backflow prevention program.
This program is designed to prevent contaminated water from flowing back into the water mains.
This is accomplished by the installation of a backflow prevention device at each service connection.
Property owners are required to install the devices and have them tested annually.
Backflow prevention assemblies have internal components that open and close, allowing for water to flow in one direction to keep the potable water supply safe from contaminants.
Exposure to the elements and longtime usage can cause the parts to become worn out or damaged. When damage occurs the device will not work properly and it will fail testing.
Trites Backflow Services is experienced at assessing the problem and determining the most cost-effective way to repair your assembly.
Typically installing new parts to the backflow prevention assembly can correct the problem.
Once the repair is complete and the assembly passes testing, it is certified for the year.