Backflow Prevention News

  • AWWA Policy: residential fire sprinklers

    The following reaffirmed AWWA Policy Statement on Residential Fire Sprinklers has been approved by the Technical and Educational Council for member comment. Comments on the policy statement will be reviewed by AWWA staff and forwarded to the Executive Committee if the comments are minor or referred back to the originating body if the comments are substantive. Policies forwarded to the ...

  • 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 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

  • WaBack installed to prevent flooding in apartment buildings

    In Enskede, a suburb in Sweden, a residential building with about 70 apartments have been built. The building will be linked to the municipality’s combined sewer system and because of the risk of overload, the risk of back flow also increases. To give these residents peace of mind even before an unpleasant event occurs, it was decided to install a DN200-600 WaBack non-return valve. Sewer ...


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Peristaltic Technology Offers Benefits Over Rotor and Stator Pumps at Bamford WTW

    Process Engineers at a Severn water treatment works (WTW) are benefiting from accurate chemical dosing, reduced maintenance and reliable operation thanks to the replacement of rotor and stator pumps with peristaltic technology. The peristaltic pumps, supplied by specialists, Watson-Marlow Bredel were installed at Bamford Water Treatment Works as part of a project to optimise performance at the ...

  • 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, ...


    By ADS Environmental Services

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