backflow News

  • Check valves protect Brisbane central district from floods

    Flood prevention in Brisbane, Australia, is paramount to a sense of security for those living in close proximity to the Brisbane River. Kerry Olsson of Wapro AB reports why the Brisbane city council chose WaStop check valves to prevent the reoccurrence of devastating and costly flooding in its central business district after trials, tests, and analysis. Situated inside a bend of the Brisbane ...


    By Wapro AB

  • Markham Brook outfall protected with WaStop

    Difficult installation locations puts many off installing check valves. WaStop thrives in these conditions and rises to the challenge. At Markham Brook WaStop provided a bespoke flange for quick and easy installation ensuring low installation costs and 100% back flow protection. A 1200DN WaStop was designed by  with a specially shaped flange to fit the ‘snug shaped’ existing ...


    By Wapro AB

  • CA-NV AWWA Launches New Training Center, Educates Water Professionals

    After many months of hard work and negotiation, the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association (CA-NV AWWA) is pleased to announce the opening of its new educational center in West Sacramento. Located directly off the I-80 freeway, this new facility will provide drinking water professionals additional opportunities for CA-NV AWWA education and training that had been less ...

  • Best possible protection against floods in residential areas

    With focus on simple and innovative solutions, we at Wapro have prevented thousands of floods worldwide. Our products are put to the test daily with chemicals, temperature changes, debris and unforeseen events. Keeping common sense and simplicity as keywords throughout development, Wapro is able to provide effective solutions which can be installed in minutes. In a residential area in ...


    By Wapro AB

  • Protects homes from flooding

    We all know someone who has been affected by flooding. The unrest of knowing that water can flow into your home, destroying memories. We at Wapro understand that this causes distress. In the seaside town Rhyl in Wales, UK, studies have shown that the level of protection of the storm-hit coastal ...


    By Wapro AB

  • WaStop reduces flooding on Anna Maria Key and protects against environmental damage

    Anna Maria Key is a picturesque barrier island off the coast of western Florida, USA. Near Sarasota, it is the home of communities such as Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach.  Anna Maria Key has become a popular destination for visitors all over the world because of the beautiful beaches. Unfortunately, tourism and development has led to the gradual depletion of the islands ...


    By Wapro AB

  • WaStop Protects Beautiful Town Square in Rivergaro, Italy

    Rivergaro town square recently underwent renovation to give the townspeople a beautiful place to meet and enjoy the local fare. The river Trebbia runs close by the square, and has, throughout the course of history, caused numerous floods in the original town square.  During the design phase of the town square the local authorities in Rivergaro promised to develop a system to prevent that ...


    By Wapro AB

  • Hydro Systems Introduces AccuMax™ 3-Button Chemical Dispenser

    Hydro Systems, the world’s largest independent manufacturer of proportioning and dispensing systems, today introduced its AccuMax™ 3-button chemical dispenser. AccuMax is the culmination of more than 30 years of industry expertise, and it offers a versatile, unique range of high-quality and ...

  • Watts Water Technologies, Inc. Announces Sale of Flomatic Corporation to Boshart Industries, Inc.

    Watts Water Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has completed the sale of all of the outstanding shares of its subsidiary, Flomatic Corporation, to Boshart Industries Inc. in a cash transaction. The sale excludes the backflow product line of Flomatic, which has been retained by Watts Water. Watts Water acquired Flomatic as part of its acquisition of Danfoss Socla S.A.S. and certain related ...


    By Watts Water Technologies

  • New Mold Cleaner Added to Product Line - Sporicidin® Enzyme Mold Cleaner

    American Air & Water, Inc. added Sporicidin® Enzyme Mold Cleaner concentrate to its line of indoor environmental improvement products. The mold remediation professionals and end users who tested the product are returning excellent feedback for the new mold cleaner. The Enzyme Mold Cleaner (ENZ-3212) is a very effective enzyme combination of protease (to remove protein), amylase (to remove ...


    By American Air & Water, Inc.

  • Verderflex OEM Pump chosen for methadone dosing

    For several years a supervised methadone dosing service has been available to recovering drug addicts. Available in pharmacies, rehabilitation centres and prisons, this allows the patient to receive his or her prescribed daily medication as a single dose taken in the presence of a pharmacist, therapist or prison officer. However, although this method has proved highly successful, dispensing ...

  • Check valves protect Florida freshwater ecosystems

    Marsh Landing, a residential community in northeast Florida, relies on Wapro check valves to prevent the Intracoastal Waterway’s brackish water from flooding and damaging freshwater ecosystems within stormwater retention ponds. Marsh Landing, an elegant residential community in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States, uniquely integrates natural beauty and luxurious housing through ...


    By Wapro AB

  • ADS Introduces Hydra-Stop Products and Services

    Modular, Flexible Pipe Maintenance Equipment Huntsville, AL (August 31, 2006) ADS® LLC, formerly ADS Corporation, introduces Hydra-Stop® products and contract services for line stopping, valve insertion and line tapping (pipe tapping). Hydra-Stop, recently acquired by ADS, is the world’s only manufacturer of a completely modular set of pipe maintenance equipment designed to stop boil orders, ...

  • VALVE WORLD 2016 — Germany International Valve Exhibition

    Name: VALVE WORLD2016 — Germany International Valve Exhibition. Date: Nov. 28th to Dec. 1st, 2016. Address: Dusseldorf, Germany. Venue: Dusseldorf International Exhibition Center. Introduction of Exhibition: VALVE WORLD is the only worldwide professional valve exhibition held by Dutch ...


    By Derbo Steel Pipe Co., Ltd.

  • Peristaltics neutralise the pH problem at Buckton Castle Water Treatment Works

    The viscous lime slurry used to maintain a neutral pH during the water treatment process was causing frequent blockages in the diaphragm pumps used by Buckton Castle WTW. However, the installation of two peristaltic hose pumps supplied by Watson-Marlow Bredel has overcome this problem, substantially reducing both the time and cost of maintenance required. Buckton Castle Water Treatment Works ...

  • US Energy Department Fined $500,000 for Hanford Radioactive Spill

    The Washington State Department of Ecology has issued a $500,000 penalty against the US Department of Energy, DOE, for a release of radioactive hazardous tank waste to the soil at the Hanford Nuclear Site on the Columbia River in central Washington. The waste endangered workers and brought a halt to cleanup of the leaky underground single-shell tanks. The spill occurred on July 27, 2007, when ...

  • WaStop easily installed to prevent flooded roads in Carolina Beach, USA

    Carolina Beach is a seaside destination in North Carolina, USA, known for its colorful, vintage charm. Climate change affects sea side towns and properties dramatically.  In Carolina Beach the townspeople have dealt with flooded roads caused by high lunar tides for many years.  They were used to the blocked roads, wet pavements, grass killed off by salt water.  All an effect of ...


    By Wapro AB

  • Peristaltics neutralise the pH problem at Buckton Castle Water Treatment Works

    The viscous lime slurry used to maintain a neutral pH during the water treatment process was causing frequent blockages in the diaphragm pumps used by Buckton Castle WTW. However, the installation of two peristaltic hose pumps supplied by Watson-Marlow Bredel has overcome this problem, substantially reducing both the time and cost of maintenance required. Buckton Castle Water Treatment Works ...

  • Chemical Systems Services' Backdraft Dampers Include Butterfly, Gravity and Blast Gate Types

    Chemical Systems Services, Inc. (CSSI) is introducing a standard line of PVC and CPVC duct dampers offered in butterfly, gravity, and blast gate ...


  • Peristaltic pumps the clear choice at Siltbusters

    Separating suspended solids from liquids before discharging to sewer or water course is a headache that construction companies have had to endure for a considerable period of time. Aggravating the problem further is when materials won’t settle quickly. To overcome this obstacle Monmouth-based Siltbuster Ltd has standardised on innovative 500 and 600series peristaltic pump technology from ...

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