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Careful with Cross Connections

Also with summer comes a higher risk of contaminating you home with a cross connection or backflow event.  Make sure your outside faucets have backflow preventers included in the device or added.  If you use pressure washers or a chemical injection sprinkler system make sure these have a backflow preventer.  Pressure washers can develop more pressure than the waterlines in your home and can push contaminated water back into your house under certain conditions.  Do not place the end of a hose in a water feature or animal watering tank so a sudden loss of pressure does not pull that contaminated water into your home.  We have backflow preventers on every meter installation to keep a home from contaminating the entire system but you want to keep the water in your home clean and safe for your use.