Backflow Theft Prevention
The Importance of Backflow Enclosures.
Your property needs backflow cages. Theft comes when you least expect it. Over last few years there has been a rash of commercial irrigation and domestic water backflow preventers stolen for their scrap metal. While the scrap metal value for the brass and copper contained within these fittings is only about $25, brazen thieves are making short work of stealing as many as they can, sometimes twice from the same properties.
Backflow enclosures, water regulators and pump systems are easily recognized, usually placed above ground along the street frontage for most commercial properties. The thieves drive up, sometimes dressed in orange vests to look like city employees, take a saw and cut the valve off at the pipes. The whole process can take less than two minutes. These thefts have occurred in broad daylight and also have happened at prominent and visible locations. Replacing these backflows can cost as much as $3,000 to $6,000. Their removal by thieves will also interrupt water service for your property and tenants, as well as the possible water damage created from the water running uncontrolled through the open connection. If the worst happens however, Atlas Backflow can provide backflow replacements.
Call Atlas Backflow and receive a quote to secure all the brass and copper on your property utilizing a backflow enclosures.