For water to flow continuously from a tap, the water supply must be maintained at a consistent high pressure. When a problem occurs with the water supply, due to a broken or blocked pipe, or high demand for water supply, the water pressure available would decrease significantly. If this happens, contaminates from the surrounding areas may also be sucked into the water supply.
To prevent this from happening, a mechanical backflow prevention device is installed. A backflow prevention device works by separating and filtering out any contaminates sucked into the water supply, before allowing the clean water to proceed as normal to the main water storage area.
At Wollongong City Plumbing we specialise in providing and installing a range of backflow prevention devices for both domestic and commercial use.