Back Flow Prevention

Backflow Preventer

At Battershell Plumbing & Heating Ltd., we eliminate cross connections between the potable (drinking) water system and other chemical- based systems including process water, glycol, closed loop systems, etc.

Our licensed plumbers are certified by O.W.W.A for Cross Connection Prevention and can provide device installation (industrial only) and annual inspections.

We are registered in the following cities for Backflow Installers/Testers:

  • Brampton
  • Mississauga
  • Markham
  • Halton Region (Oakville, Burlington,Georgetown etc.)
  • Vaughan
  • Woodbridge

Backflow is the undesired reversal of water flow against normal direction. Backflow occurs as a result of back pressure or back siphonage.

Back pressure occurs if the pressure in a private water system is greater than the pressure in the municipal water supply system. Back siphonage occurs when the pressure in the water supply system is lower than a private systems pressure. This can result in the reversal of flow between the public and private system.

A backflow prevention device is used to protect the potable water system from contamination or pollution due to backflow. Points at which a potable water system connects with a non-potable water system are called cross connections.Backflow means the undesirable reversal of flow of a liquid, gas or solid into the potable water supply.

Backflow preventers are devices with many working parts and annual testing ensures that the device is working effectively.