Backflow Theft Hits Texas
Luftin, TX: In a story broken by ABC Channel 9 KTRE, two men and one woman have been arrested in the theft of backflow preventers. In a series of fortunate events, police happened to be in the right place at the right time. This all began with a witness who saw the three criminals detaching a backflow preventer from outside the Walgreens at the corner of North Timberland Drive and East Lufkin Avenue.
PEORIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Recommends A.R.I. Backflows
In a recent bulletin, the Peoria, AZ Police Department listed several ways to prevent backflow theft. The number one recommended item, and the most cost effective, was to replace a standard, brass backflow with the newly approved A.R.I. composite backflow preventer. “Try using the recently approved A.R.I. RP-500 Plastic Backflow Preventer. These devices range in sizes from ¾” – 2”. They are considered less valuable due to the minimal amount of brass contained on the device.” – said the article. You can read the full release here: Peoria, AZ Police Recommends A.R.I. Backflows