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Can you show an illustration of how back flow occurs?

backflow diagram
Here is an example of how backflow can occur.

The supply line to the pressurized boiler at the fertilizer plant was leaking,
which allowed chemicals in the boiler to backflow into the water main
supplying the fast food restaurant next door.

A backflow prevention assembly would have prevented this type of contamination from occurring.

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Last Updated : 02/08/2007

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