What is a backflow preventer and do I need one?

A backflow preventer can prevent waste water backups into a home due to the municipal system becoming fully charged due to an event such as heavy rain, or a blockage in the sewer main. You may be in need of this device if you have had flooding issues in the past, live in a tri-Ievel or home with a basement, or an area prone to backups. Please call a local plumber for more information on installation and maintenance of backflow preventers.

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1. How can I turn water off to my home or business?
2. How is the water checked for quality and how can I view the results?
3. How long will my water service be out during a water main break?
4. What happens if there is a water main break?
5. What if I have a water leak in my home?
6. What is a backflow preventer and do I need one?
7. Who should I contact to report a possible water main break?
8. Why do I have low water pressure?
9. Why does my water smell funny, or is cloudy?