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National Backflow Prevention Day

When is National Backflow Prevention Day? This day will take place on August 16 of each calendar year.

What is National Backflow Prevention Day? National Backflow Prevention Day is a day dedicated to the celebration of backflow prevention and cross-connection control. Backflow preventers are the unsung heroes of water safety as they often go unnoticed, yet play a crucial role in supplying clean and safe water all over the world. Without backflow prevention, people would face the risk of consuming water with toxins, chemicals, waste, and countless other contaminants.

Why is this day being celebrated or observed? The purpose of National Backflow Prevention Day is to acknowledge the importance of backflow prevention, educate the public on how this life-saving technology is used, and to recognize the water quality professionals responsible for installing and maintaining backflow preventers.

How should this day be celebrated or observed? Celebrate National Backflow Prevention day by participating in the following:

  • Thank your local plumber or water quality professional for their work
  • Attend official National Backflow Prevention Day virtual events
  • Locate a backflow preventer in your community, and share an image of it on social media
  • Share images of your own backflow and cross-connection installs on social media

Who created this day? This day was created in March 2021 by Watts Water Technologies.