Hi. . We have a newly replaced stop and waste valve at our main water shutoff in the basement. Is this the same as a Sewage backwater valve?
If you would clarify the difference if there is one.
Thanks. .. Tara and Alan
The difference is a stop and waste valve shuts off water supply and allows you to drain the line at that point. A sewage backwater valve is basically a flapper in the sewage line that prevents sewage water from backing into the home.
Is a backwater valve worth installing in the basement or is a stop and waste valce sufficient? What would the approx cost of having a sewage backwater valve installed?
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