The “New Tech in Backflow Prevention: The Future is Now” webinar will be hosted on Aug. 16 at 12 p.m. EST and live-streamed across social media at 2 p.m.
Celebrated every year on Aug. 16, National Backflow Prevention Day is dedicated to recognizing the importance of backflow prevention, cross-connection control and those who install, maintain and test backflow preventers.
National Backflow Prevention Day was first announced in March 2021 by Watts Water Technologies to appreciate backflow prevention and cross-connections control.
The choice to celebrate National Backflow Prevention Day on Aug. 16, specifically, was made due to the 1933 Chicago hotel incident, which saw 98 deaths and 2,000 illnesses due to poor plumbing practices, contaminated water mains, and sewage systems in two hotels.
National Backflow Prevention Day aims to acknowledge the importance of backflow prevention, educate the public on how this life-saving technology is used, and recognize the water quality professionals responsible for installing and maintaining backflow preventers.
To celebrate the day, social media users can use “#BackFlowDay.” Watts will also offer two Watts Works online learning promotions throughout the month of August.