Backflow Prevention 

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The City of Brantford adopted a Backflow Prevention Bylaw, on May 7th, 2007. This bylaw is applicable only to Industrial, Commercial and Institutional properties as well as Multi-Residential buildings having 4 or more stories. This bylaw was enacted to to protect the potable water supply from incidences of cross-contamination due to backflow.

Under certain conditions, the flow of water in a supply line can be reversed, and if this happens when connected to something containing non-potable water or chemicals, contaminants can flow backwards into the drinking water supply line, otherwise known as backflow.

For more information about the Backflow Prevention Bylaw Contact Environmental Services at 519-759-1350

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