National Backflow Prevention Day Highlights Plumbing Safety | 2022-07-28

For the second year, National Backflow Prevention Day on August 16, 2022, recognizes the role of backflow prevention and cross-connection control and those who install, maintain and test backflow preventers.

It commemorates the day in 1933 when a backlog occurred at a Chicago hotel, resulting in 98 deaths and 2,000 illnesses. The incident led to the creation of the Foundation for Cross-Connection Control and Hydraulic Research and new safe plumbing regulations for backflow lines.

Watts will mark the day with a live stream event on his YouTube channel focused on sustainability in backflow prevention.

To learn more about National Backflow Prevention Day and its observance, go to National Day Archives – National Backflow Prevention Day. In addition, those interested in celebrating the day can use the official logo and use the hashtag #BackflowDay on social media.

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