National Backflow Prevention Day 8/16

Keeping Generations of People and Water Safe

Companies around the world are making strides towards becoming more sustainable. More than ever, organizations are tasked with meeting sustainability goals in every facet of their respective industry. To do our part and make an impact, our backflow preventers are not only sustainable, but also implemented with innovative technology to help remain sustainable for years to come.

National Backflow Prevention Day Live

In honor of National Backflow Prevention Day 2022, Watts will be hosting a live streamed event on YouTube on August 16, at 11 a.m. ET to discuss sustainability and new technology in backflow prevention.

Watch Our Live Event

Join us August 16 at 2:00 p.m. for our Cross Connection Control & Backflow Prevention Webinar. By attending the entire webinar, receive 0.1 ASPE CEU!

Register for Webinar

Don’t forget to send us your celebration photos and share them on social media with the hashtag #backflowday.

Earn Double Tokens Watts Works Online

From August 1-31, you can earn x2 tokens to redeem for free lifestyle merchandise by completing any backflow prevention online training modules.

If you complete 15 or more backflow prevention modules, you will be awarded a digital completion certificate and earn a free National Backflow Prevention Day hat.

Learn & Earn Tokens Now!

The Future of Backflow Prevention

Our backflow preventers come factory installed with flood sensors to both keep facilities safe, but also save water. In addition, several of our products come with our SentryPlus Alert™ Technology which is designed to keep the user connected to their devices wherever they are — helping the user stay on top of their operation.

Series LF009 with Integrated Flood Sensor

Series LF909-FS/909RPDA-FS with Integrated Flood Sensor

The First Backflow Incident

In 1933, two popular hotels in Chicago shared a rooftop water source for their potable water. On August 16, both hotels were filled to capacity thanks to the Chicago World Fair, which attracted tourists from far and wide.

Unfortunately, unsafe cross connections led to a dysentery contamination in the shared water supply for the packed hotels. Overall, 2000 became ill and 98 people lost their lives, making this one of the deadliest backflow incidents in America's history.

Although backflow incidents have continued to be an issue in the United States, modern regulations and backflow assemblies have been crucial in preventing water safety disasters like what took place on August 16, 1933.

That's why at Watts, it’s our duty to educate the public about the importance of backflow prevention and continue to provide safe, durable, compliant backflow solutions you can count on.

Learn More at Backflow Hub

Catch up on best practices in backflow prevention with useful ebooks, online training, and much more at Backflow Hub, your online resource for everything backflow.

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Our Backflow Brands

Optimize safety, durability, and compliance with Watts’ complete line of backflow prevention devices. As a leader in valve technology for over 130 years, we offer a variety of high-quality backflow prevention solutions from the Watts family of brands