How Cross Connection and Backflow Can Lead to Contaminated Water
May 30, 2019
It really happened in Texas:
- While mixing a batch of pesticide, a worker pushed a garden hose into the tank until it touched the bottom.
- Nearby, city utility workers opened a flush valve, releasing a large flow of water from a water main.
- Where the worker was mixing the pesticide, the water pressure dropped, and the flow in the hose reversed. Water and pesticides flowed from the pesticide tank back through the hose and into the water lines of the residence.
Find out how this issue and others were solved HERE.