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Has Your Backflow Preventer Been Tested?

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 6 July , 2016
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In our previous blog entry, we shared tips for being smart with irrigation. In this issue, we’ll continue with that theme by focusing on the importance of a backflow preventer.


What is Backflow and Why is it Important?

Backflow preventers are indeed important – so much so that they are required by the California Code of Regulations.

Any reversal of water from its intended pathway can cause drinking water to become contaminated. By far, the most effective way to prevent this from happening is the requirement for backflow preventers to water supply lines of a property.

There have been numerous instances nationwide in which people have been sickened because of backwater issues that other people have experienced in their homes.


Backflow Preventers at a Glance

Simply put, a backflow preventer is a one-way gate for water. These devices are crucial in all aspects of water on your property – whether you’re thinking of water coming into your home or in your irrigation and sprinkling system.


How Often Should Backflow Preventers be Tested?

Ideally, backflow preventers should be tested at least once per year. You should receive a notice from the City of San Diego Water Department about 45 days before your testing is due. They’ll send a reminder roughly 15 days before the due date.

If there is no response, you may experience a loss of service.


Let Juniper Landscape Company Install and Test Your Backflow Preventer

There are many advantages to having all of your landscaping and water needs met by one provider. Chief among those reasons is familiarity with your system and it’s requirements. Remember, no two systems are alike.

Here at Juniper Landscape Company, we have fully trained and certified backflow specialists on staff who will be more than happy to install and test your devices.

Call us today at 619-334-9464.



Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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