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Posted on: December 5, 2022

Recent meter change out “Removal of backflow preventer on frost proof hose bibs”

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During the summer of 2022 the Village Water Utilities contractor PMI was hired to install water meters at various homes. During the course of the project, PMI handed out (2) hose bib backflow preventers per house hold.

During the summer of 2022 the Village Water Utilities contractor PMI was hired to install water meters at various homes. During the course of the project, PMI handed out (2) hose bib backflow preventers per house hold. If you installed these on an existing hose bib that are considered a Frost proof style please remove them immediately. These frost proof style hose bibs have a built in back flow preventer.  By installing them on this style of hose bib, In cold temperatures, this can have the potential of causing the water to freeze inside its piping damaging your outside faucet and could create a water leak inside your home.

Here are just a few examples of the backflow preventer and frost proof hose bibs as yours could vary.


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