Are backflow prevention assemblies subject to freezing?

Yes, often backflow assemblies are damaged beyond repair by the winter freeze. Carmichael Water District strongly recommends you consider freeze protection for your backflow assembly.

Backflow Prevention Assembly Without Freeze Protection

Backflow Prevention Assembly with Freeze Protection

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1. What is a Cross-Connection Control Program?
2. What is a Cross-Connection?
3. What is backflow?
4. How can backflow be prevented?
5. How do I know if I need a backflow prevention assembly?
6. Who can install a backflow prevention assembly?
7. Where should a backflow prevention assembly be located?
8. Do backflow prevention assemblies need to be tested?
9. Who can test my backflow prevention assembly?
10. What will it cost to have my backflow prevention assembly tested?
11. Are backflow prevention assemblies subject to freezing?