Regular Inspection and Maintenance
There are some dangers, such as tornadoes and earthquakes that can be planned for but not prevented, however other hazards can be prevented with regular inspection and maintenance. Access to clean water is taken for granted by most of us, but public water systems can be contaminated by pollutants and toxins that enter the water supply through poor or improper plumbing practices.
Prevent Water Contamination
Water contamination can occur if a contaminant is allowed to backflow into the water distribution system. In order for this to happen two conditions must apply: First, a cross connection must exist and second, water pressure must drop to an unsafe level.
Identify Potential Sources of Backflow
A cross connection is any point at which it is possible for the water supply to come into contact with a pollutant. Every water system has any number of cross connections that can be a potential source of contamination. Alberta Onsite Fire and Safety Inspections can ensure that your water supply remains safe and reliable.