Backflow preventer testing – it’s the law
Did you know that your lawn irrigation system is a potential threat to the municipal water system? That’s why the State of New Jersey mandates that backflow preventers be tested each and every year. This pressurized vacuum breaker can be found at the connection point of your lawn irrigation system to your home’s water line. It makes sure that water can’t flow bank into your residential plumbing system. When that’s allowed to happen, your family’s health can be threatened.
At Royal Irrigation, we can make sure your backflow preventer is doing what it’s supposed to. For only a nominal fee, one of our licensed inspectors can put any worries about potential contamination to rest.
Protecting your drinking water
When backflow preventers fail, water from your lawn irrigation system can flow back into your home’s water lines, creating the potential for contamination. That’s why it’s so important that you call the licensed backflow preventer experts at Royal Irrigation to ensure yours is functioning as it should. What could be worse than inadvertently exposing your family to the threat of water contamination?
When backflow preventers go bad
For those who think a yearly inspection is a burden, Corpus Christi, Texas provides a cautionary tale. Several years ago, City Council there voted to limit backflow preventer inspections to once every three years. As recently as last year, the City was hit by a spate of e-coli contamination events.
Irrigation system colleagues in the area were interviewed by the media. They revealed that at least once a week, they found a malfunctioning backflow preventer. These could well be the source of the city’s water system contamination. With Corpus Christi’s water crisis in full swing, we’re grateful that the State of New Jersey has insisted on yearly inspections.
Peace of mind for a nominal fee
Because we offer our customers seasonal maintenance agreements, inspection of your backflow preventer can be included. We tailor our agreements to the individual needs of our customers, but because backflow preventer health is so important to you, your family and your neighbours, we suggest that yearly inspection be included in every agreement.
For a nominal fee, the professionals at Royal Irrigation offer peace of mind. Knowing that your backflow preventer is doing its job can make a big difference to your family’s health. The importance of clean drinking water in your home is as important to us as it is to you, so we’ll make sure there’s no threat from your backflow preventer.
Do your part
Because you care about your family, your neighbours and your community, it’s crucial that you schedule a yearly inspection of your backflow preventer. The folks in Corpus Christi, TX may have thought they were better off without the burden of yearly inspections. But as you’ve read here, those inspections matter. Those inspections can prevent the type of water crisis the residents of Corpus Christ have been struggling with.
If you think it’s about time your backflow preventer was inspected by one of our licensed professionals, schedule a visit by calling 732.993.7300.