The water in your irrigation lines contains chemicals like fertilizer and pesticide, and these chemicals can contaminate your drinking water if flow reverses for any reason—usually from changes in water pressure or damage to the irrigation line. A contamination from backflow can pose a serious health risk, leading to serious illness or, in extreme cases, death. Installing a backflow preventer guarantees that when a flow reversal occurs your drinking water won’t be affected.
How often should your backflow preventer be inspected?
New Jersey codes require a backflow inspection be done by a qualified professional like All Wet at least once a year. This ensures that your backflow prevention device is working correctly as it keeps your irrigation water out of your drinking water.