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What is Backflow?


Simply put, backflow means there is a potential for contamination in the water distribution system. Common causes for backflow are main breaks and high rates of water withdrawal (fire fighting), however these incidents can be avoided with the use of backflow prevention devices. The City of Lubbock works hard to prevent backflow through ordinances requiring backflow prevention devices on home irrigation systems and at commercial businesses. 

For more information please call 806-775-2589.