Backflow Preventer Basics

February 8, 2023 12:00 pm
Daniel Martinez

Technical Sales & Training Manager | Jain Irrigation, Inc.

Your landscape holds millions of living organisms in the soil, and after clean water mixes with the soil, you do not want that water getting back into the drinking water system. Backflow preventers are the insurance policy to stop this from happening. Use is mandatory, and water managers need to understand the basics of backflow preventers to keep our water systems safe. 

In this episode of the JAIN Irrigation Training Series, Daniel Martinez will teach the basics of backflow prevention.

During this session, you will learn:

  1. What is a backflow device?
  2. Why you need a backflow preventer.
  3. How to select a backflow preventer.
  4. Regulations and types of backflows.
  5. Types of cross connections.
  6. Backflow preventer costs.
  7. Service and annual maintenance.
Daniel Martinez

Technical Sales & Training Manager | ETwater, a JAIN IRRIGATION COMPANY

At JAIN ETwater Daniel is responsible for technical support in the field of weather-based irrigation controller and flow meter installation, along with controller hardware and JAIN Unity software training; in-person site walks of irrigation systems; and, troubleshooting or review of irrigation scheduling and smart controller programming. He is bilingual English and Spanish. Daniel has over 17 years of experience in the irrigation Industry, including Controller Programming, Irrigation System Troubleshooting, Wire Tracing and Valve Locating, Pipe Fitting and Valve Repair. He has worked as a consultant for the Community Gardens at Brian Bonamino Park in Riverside, as well as installing smart irrigation controllers for The Grove Community Church in Riverside. Daniel’s irrigation certifications include:

  • Certified Landscape Repair Technician
  • Certified Landscape Irrigation Installer
  • Certified Smart Water Manager
  • Certified Backflow Tester / Repair Technician

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