Backflow Protection: FAQs

Do appliances (whitegoods) incorporate acceptable backflow protection?

Some but not all appliances incorporate backflow protection which satisfies UK requirements, conformity with BS EN 61770 does not. If the backflow protection built in is not adequate the appliance must be supplied via an independent appropriate form of backflow protection.

Please refer to the 'Whitegoods' information leaflet for further information.




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