Utah State in project to measure home water meter ‘backflow’
By Randall Hackley
| Bloomberg News
First Published Jul 11 2012 09:13 am • Last Updated Jul 12 2012 01:32 pm
American Water Works Co., the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility, is conducting a project with Utah State University to measure how often home water meters suffer "backflow" problems that may cause public health issues.
The $648,000 project, funded in part by the Water Research Foundation and utilities, is designed to monitor how frequently water flows backward from residential pipes through the meter to the drinking water system, with any contaminants in household plumbing possibly tainting the water, the company said.
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