Backflow Testing Services


What is "backflow"?
Backflow means the flow of water or other liquids, mixtures or substances into a potable water supply system. Backflow may occur when non-potable water is siphoned into the pipe distribution system as a result of loss of pressure.

What is a backflow prevention assembly?
A backflow prevention assembly is a mechanical device installed on the property boundary at the water meter (usually above ground). It prevents water already in the piping system of the property from "backflowing" into the city’s or others potable water system.

Who has a backflow prevention assembly?
All connections to a public water supply are required to have a backflow prevention device or assembly installed. In NE Alabama we find testable backflow devices on the following; landscape sprinkler systems, fire sprinkler systems, commercial water lines over 2" diameter or that have special applications.

If I have a testable backflow device how often should it be tested?
An annual inspection is required on all backflow assemblies.


Roto-Rooter Plumbers of NE Alabama is certified and licensed to test and repair your backflow assemblies. We keep current with all new State and County mandated water quality regulations and integrates any new requirements into the existing procedures on a regular basis.

Roto-Rooter Plumbers of NE Alabama’s primary concern is to ensure you and others have safe drinking water. It is mandatory to test your backflow equipment annually. Making this process as quick and easy for you is our job.

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