Liberty Lawn & Landscaping provides an inexpensive, cheap backflow testing for Comal, Guadalupe, Hays, Gonzales, and Wilson counties. Our certified backflow tester, Caleb, is licensed through Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to service and test all types of backflows. When a letter shows up in the mailbox from the local water district, Liberty Lawn & Landscaping can problem a quick and cheap solution to backflow testing and service repairs.
What is a Backflow Device?
One question many customers have with backflows is: what is a backflow device? A backflow device is a plumbing device that prevents contaminated water from entering back into the public water supplies. How does water enter back into public water supplies? With any suction force created by negative, back pressure can cause water to flow back into the water supply outlet. One of the main causes of backpressure is breaks in the line.
Where is the Backflow?
Another question many customers have with backflows is: where is the backflow? 90% of backflow is found above ground next to a water meter or next to a building. Backflows are typically a long brass device in the shape of an extended “U” formation. It is attached to water pipes and has shut-off valves throughout the device to allow water to be turned off immediately for multiple purposes like testing.
Why is Backflow testing required?
Why are backflows becoming a mandate for water districts? Backflows are the only preventive mechanism for water districts from private users to prevent back pressure and water contamination. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is requiring water districts to enforce the installation and routine testing of backflows for all customers who have irrigation sprinkler systems, pool, fire sprinkler systems, ice machines, or beverage dispensing devices.
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So, if a letter comes from the water district requesting testing on your backflow device or if you need a backflow installed for water district compliance, call Liberty Lawn & Landscaping.
To read more about backflows and their prevention, click on this weblink for TCEQ’s Consumer guide to backflow prevention in Texas: https://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/comm_exec/pubs/gi/gi-411-09.16.pdf