National Backflow Prevention Day 8/16

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Celebrating the Unsung Heroes of Water Safety

Backflow preventers and those who test and maintain them are the unsung heroes of water safety. They can easily go unnoticed, yet they play a crucial role keeping water supplies clean and safe all over the world! Without backflow prevention, people would be at risk of consuming water with toxins, waste, and countless other contaminants.

Ways To Celebrate National Backflow Prevention Day

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National Backflow Prevention Day Live

Join us LIVE at 12pm on Monday, August 16 for a live interactive discussion with our backflow experts, and giveaways you don't want to miss!

Register for the LIVE Celebration!
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Photo Contest: Win a GoPro® HERO9!

Starting July 26th, share your backflow preventer pictures for a chance to win a GoPro® HERO9!

To enter, upload an original picture of a Watts backflow preventer to Linkedin, Instagram, or Facebook and follow us on social! Make sure to use #BackflowDay in your caption. The more times you enter, the more chances you have to win.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. The odds of winning a prize depend on the number of valid entries received from eligible participants during the "Entry Period," which is from 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Monday, July 26, through and including 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, August 13, 2021. Only residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia and of Canada (excluding Quebec) who are at least 19 years old are eligible to participate. GoPro, HERO and their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of GoPro, Inc. GoPro is not a participant in or sponsor of this promotion. For Full contest rules visit Watts National Backflow Prevention Day Backflow Install Sweepstakes Official Rules

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Earn Double Tokens Watts Works Online

The whole month of August! Earn double tokens towards lifestyle merchandise when you take any of our online backflow prevention courses! Sign up or log in now for unlimited access to our library of hundreds of short, useful courses.

Learn & Earn Tokens Now!
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The First Backflow Incident

In 1933, two popular hotels in Chicago shared a rooftop water source for their potable water. On August 16, both hotels were filled to capacity thanks to the Chicago World Fair, which attracted tourists from far and wide.

Unfortunately, unsafe cross connections led to a dysentery contamination in the shared water supply for the packed hotels. Overall, 2000 became ill and 98 people lost their lives, making this one of the deadliest backflow incidents in America's history.

Although backflow incidents have continued to be an issue in the United States, modern regulations and backflow assemblies have been crucial in preventing water safety disasters like what took place on August 16, 1933.

That's why at Watts, it’s our duty to educate the public about the importance of backflow prevention and continue to provide safe, durable, compliant backflow solutions you can count on.

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Learn More at Backflow Hub

Catch up on best practices in backflow prevention with useful ebooks, online training, and much more at Backflow Hub, your online resource for everything backflow.

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Our Backflow Brands

Optimize safety, durability, and compliance with Watts’ complete line of backflow prevention devices. As a leader in valve technology for over 130 years, we offer a variety of high-quality backflow prevention solutions from the Watts family of brands
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