Here is just another good reason to make sure you have a backflow prevention device in place for your irrigation system to protect not only you but those around you:

“In another incident, a man from Georgia ended up burning nearly 80 percent of his skin off from the water in his shower. He lived near a soda plant, which had experienced problems with backflow, causing caustic water to make its way through the city mains. Because of mishaps such as these, and to comply with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, most cities, states and municipalities have made backflow prevention devices mandatory. If the building code calls for it, the landscape contractor has both a legal and moral obligation to install backflow

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