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What is a cross connection?

A cross connection is a physical connection between potable (drinkable) water systems and non-potable environments. Through cross connections, it is possible to contaminate the potable water systems with used water, gas, industrial chemicals, or other contaminants and substances. Backflow preventers properly installed at these cross connections prevent this contamination from occurring.

If potable water is contaminated by non-potable sources, anyone who drinks the water can become seriously ill. Therefore, backflow preventers are important for the safety of everyone in the city. For all of your backflow prevention needs, contact the Austin backflow prevention system installation professionals of Ace Fire Equipment by calling 512-835-2020.