For the second year, National Backflow Prevention Day on August 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.