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Business man and woman confused about Toronto's Backflow Prevention Program.

People tend to take the water supply for granted. You turn on a faucet, and clean, drinkable water comes out. You find no reason to be concerned. Of course, if the water made you sick or had a strange look, smell or taste, then you might want some answers.

The reason that we have this good supply of clean water is because the City of Toronto goes to great lengths to ensure that the water is clean and safe. In guaranteeing this supply of clean water, the city has to protect the water supply from contaminants. In its efforts to protect the water supply, the local government has to ensure that the water supply is protected from backflow.

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backflow prevention device in the desert

Plumbing inside our homes is complicated and convoluted, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Once you start looking at how a private residence’s water supply is connected to the public water supply, things start to get very complicated. The movement of water between homes and public supplies must be carefully regulated and controlled for a number of reasons, chief among them being the quality of the water entering homes. Read more

common backwater valve questions

Backwater valves are a popular item lately given the recent heavy rainfall and resulting destruction caused by extensive basement flooding. Often times people aren’t quite sure what to call them, a few names we’ve heard include “sewer check valve” and “backflow valve” when attempting to describe this valve. Regardless, we all should be aware of the important role thatbackwater valves play, to prevent sewage backup from causing extensive, and costly, basement floods. Read more

When heavy weather hits the City of Toronto basement flooding is on the minds of quite a number of homeowners. It doesn’t take much for some people to experience a flood in their basement depending upon the age of their home and flood protection measures they have in place. Read more

With the recent heavy rainfalls in the City of Toronto it is not surprising that there have been numerous reports of flooded basements. Read more