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When water is supplied from a common large source to different places like condos and apartments, tremendous pressure is used to push it throughout the plumbing system. Pump motors are generally installed in the central water tank and then the push is given, which enables the water to climb to the various apartments. In certain situations it may happen that the pipes get damaged or the mechanism stops working. This may lead to the used water or the contaminated water coming back to the central storage thus contaminating the entire source.
Backflow preventers are used to prevent this from occurring. They make sure that in case of emergencies or system breakdown, the water supplied does not come back and pollute the actual source or the main source. This situation can be more risky in case of boilers and water being supplied to industries and factories. Backflow preventers are of many types, some of them are the air gap, the atmospheric vacuum breaker, the check valve and the chemigation valve used in agriculture. It is amazing how these devices sop the backflow of water preventing many hazards both to health and property in case of industries.
An air gap between the delivery point of the basic source of supply and the local water storage locations is the basic arrangement made to prevent this. This air gap between the valve and any place where the water can accumulate or pool up, prevents the water from coming back into the main system. Your Clayton County plumber can help you and assist you in knowing about this system.
Many countries place strong regulations on the backflow prevention mechanism. These have to be installed in major places of water supply according to the various plumbing codes. Backflow prevention system not only ensures the safety of water which is a natural resource but also safeguards the health of one and all.