Backflow Prevention in Clay County
When installing a sprinkler system you need to be aware that some areas may require a backflow prevention assembly (also referred to as a BPD). Even if one is not required you may want to consider installing one in order to protect your drinking supply from contaminants.
Why do I need one?
When a sudden pressure drop and syphoning occurs, water will back flow towards your Jacksonville house drinking water. This become dangerous when lawn fertilizers and chemicals are used either near or directly at your hose bib or water supply.
What am I trying to prevent?
A backflow event (also called backsiphonage) occurs when the water flows in a reverse direction. This is when different pressures exist between two different points within a sprinkler system. This is the most common problem in a sprinkler system.
In contrary, a back pressure event occurs when the conduit exceeds the operating pressure of the water supply. This is usually caused when a pump or other device is used on the sprinkler system side, causing water to flow towards the public supply.