Barry Stephens speaks on Backflow Prevention in March 2013
Posted: Mar 20, 2013
On March 18, 2013 the ASSE South Plains Chapter welcomed Barry Stephens, Senior Water Quality Inspector for the City of Lubbock. Barry provided an excellent presentation on the basics of Backflow Prevention and highlighted the importance of backflow prevention devices in both commercial and residential applications.
Backflow is the undesired, reverse flow of non-potable or dirty water back to the clean side of the water distribution system. When this happens the potable water becomes contaminated and could eventually pollute a public water supply. This can happen at a business or at home if the business owner or home owner is not aware of the potential hazards or if adequate precautions are not taken.