Backflow Prevention
Backflow Prevention

Backflow Prevention

A key concern of the OWWA and the water industry is the prevention of backflow, which is a flowing back of water, or reversal of the normal flow. If backflow occurs in a public water system, the action can pollute or contaminate the water in that system creating a health hazard for consumers.

This section of our website explains in detail what backflow is, and how to prevent it with the proper installation and maintenance of backflow prevention devices. It also provides information on the training and certification of qualified backflow prevention testers. In addition, we have provided news on Backflow Prevention as well as some Frequently Asked Questions.

OWWA’s Cross Connection Control Committee (CCC) brings together a broad cross-section of water industry specialists involved in the prevention of backflow – the regulations, the technology and the training/certification of technical staff.

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