How can my water become contaminated?

This can occur if your drinking water pipes, either accidentally or on purpose, become cross-connected with anything that is not approved for drinking water. This could include reclaimed water, pond water, irrigation well water, oil or other substances. 

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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?