Vacuum Breakers: Understanding how they protect our water

The most basic form of protection is the presence of an air gap in between the possible source of contamination and access to the plumbing system The atmospheric vacuum breaker consists of a check valve member and an air vent that is normally closed when the device is pressurized A hose connection vacuum breaker should be installed on each faucet or hose bibb that is connected to the potable water supply.

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