For the second year, National Backflow Prevention Day, Aug. 16, 2022, recognizes the role of backflow prevention and cross-connection control, and those who install, maintain, and test backflow preventers.
It marks the day in 1933 when a backflow incident occurred at a Chicago hotel resulting in 98 deaths and 2,000 illnesses. The incident led to the founding of the Foundation for Cross-Connection Control and Hydraulic Research and to new safe plumbing regulations for backflow assemblies.
Watts will mark the day by hosting a live-stream event on its YouTube channel focused on sustainability in backflow prevention.
To learn more about National Backflow Prevention Day and how to observe it, go to National Day Archives – National Backflow Prevention Day. Also, those interested in marking the day can use the official logo and apply the hashtag #BackflowDay on social media.