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Sprinkler system including fire alarm.

Today, many homes are equipped with residential fire sprinkler systems, especially in large housing blocks such as townhomes, condos or apartment buildings. These systems often require a backflow prevention device that must be inspected and tested annually. The backflow preventer keeps the home’s potable water unpolluted and safe for both the homeowners and their community while the fire sprinkler system keeps the home dwellers safe...

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Abandoned factory in winter.

Backflow devices are found throughout the United States to protect our drinking water from contamination. They’re found in sunny Florida and frozen Alaska, arid Arizona and sandy Texas. The way that backflow devices work do not change in varying climates but there are differences of backflow prevention protection in warm and cold climates, how they are managed and what time of year. Dewey Sorensen is currently...

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Glasses resting on a computer keyboard on a desk.

There are several levels to knowing how to use the Tokay Software application to administer your backflow prevention program. After more than twenty-five years of working hand-in-hand with our users, we know that each user needs to master each level at their own pace — and have built our training around this methodology. To meet your program goals: Users need to feel comfortable with the software.They need...

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This statement: “There’s a huge opportunity here to improve data collection, monitoring, and reporting. Reliable data would help governments, funders, and non-profits to track progress, make better decisions, and coordinate their efforts” is from Jack Wong, the CEO of the Real Estate Foundation of BC. The recommendations of this study include: “Regular public opinion surveys on freshwater attitudes (…) conducted by a cross-section of water...

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