Backflow Prevention for Fire Protection

Backflow prevention is required on most fire protection water supply systems. There are different types of backflow prevention devices and the specific type required is at the discretion of the authority having jurisdiction. Backflow prevention devices create pressure loss and must be accounted for in the fire system (s) design.

Backflow prevention devices must be serviced and inspected annually to assure proper operation. L. Pugh & Associates, Inc. has a service department dedicated solely to the servicing and inspecting of backflow devices.