Can water flow backwards?

Yes. Water, like electricity, takes the path of least resistance from a higher pressure to a lower pressure. Normally, water flows directly from our mains to your property, but in certain situations, such as a main break, water can flow back into the distribution system.

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1. What is a backflow prevention assembly?
2. How do I know if I have a backflow prevention assembly?
3. Can water flow backwards?
4. How can my water become contaminated?
5. What harm could backward-flowing water cause?
6. What backflow hazards exist at home?
7. Does a cross connection ever happen?
8. Are backflow prevention assemblies new?
9. On what type of service lines are backflow prevention assemblies installed?
10. Is there only one backflow prevention assembly at each property?
11. Will I be charged for each backflow assembly at my property?
12. Why has the Town of Belleair decided to charge for this testing and repair?