Backflow is the travel of water in a way that is unintended as per the plumbing system. It can be dangerous as water can become contaminated. Most municipalities nearby Kalamazoo require a backflow preventer at the connection between the residence and the main water supply line. This ensures that one house could not contaminate an entire supply of drinking water in your town. Backflow does happen in Kalamazoo and Portage as land shifts and the water table rises and falls.
Stay on the safe side, if you think that your water is contaminated, call us immediately for a blackflow test!