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Sounding Like a Broken Record: How the Archimedes Screw of 234 BC Relates to Backflow

Snapshot Notes:

  • The Archimedes Screw, an invention still in use today in the waterworks industry and the inspiration for the simple construction hardware, illustrates one of the earliest examples of humans using machines to move water to where it was needed.
  • Backflow is an inherent hydraulic problem in all water systems, dating back to ancient Greece and the cities that utilized the Archimedes Screw.
  • While there are numerous modern solutions to prevent backflow contamination, including Backflow Preventers and Cross-Connection Control Programs, the backflow problem still persists.

The Archimedes Screw

This image shows the hydraulics and physics at play in the utilization of an Archimedes Screw.

Modern (Or Ancient) Problems Require Modern Solutions

This Backflow Preventer is a Reduced Pressure Principle Backflow Prevention Assembly, and can be used in nearly all circumstances and situations to stop a backflow incident in its tracks.

Take-Away Notes:

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