What can I do to protect against backflow?

We are all stewards of the water system we inherited. You can help protect our water from backflow.

Hose Bibb Vacuum Breaker
A simple, inexpensive device called a hose bibb vacuum breaker can keep water from being sucked through your hose into your house. Use one when using a hose to spray for bugs, spread fertilizer or push debris out of gutters.

The BOPU strongly recommends that everyone install a backflow device on sprinkler systems and in their homes. Check these devices annually to insure they are working properly.