AWWA Approved Backflow Tester
ABPA Approved Backflow Tester

Serving the Greater Los Angeles Area

Dec 11, 2018


Backflow in LA

The word backflow has a negative connotation because it suggests things going in reverse. Nothing is going forward. This is especially important when it comes to the water supply being distributed in pipes, which is why backflow testing in Los Angeles is very important. Backflow testers in Los Angeles are really important to make sure that our water supply is okay for human consumption. The backflow tester in Los Angeles must be certified and can perform the tests and write reports. In addition, the tester must know the laws, rules, and regulations related to backflow prevention extremely well.

Backflow is not desirable. It is the reversal of water, mixtures of water, and/or liquids, gases, and other substances into the distribution pipes that supply water that is suitable for human consumption. Backflow is caused by the backpressure from these distribution pipes. Backflow testing is ordered by the local health department where the potential backflow is occurring. These distribution pipes must be tested at least once a year by a person who is a certified backflow tester in order for the pipes to be performing its proper functions. Backflow testing is really essential. It is a necessary function that needs to be performed in order to ensure the safety and health of the people in the area. If unclean water is being consumed, many health issues can arise that should not be happening in a first world country. We live in a country where clean water is ubiquitous and there are no water rights arguments and controversies. Unclean water should not be an issue that we need to worry about, because our local government should be ensuring our health by regulating our water systems properly.

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