It goes to your home. You are drinking it! Backflow Hazards From Funeral Homes A funeral home experiencing backflow problems can contaminate a community's potable water supply. Human blood, bodily fluids and embalming chemicals are rinsed down a funeral home's drain. If the facility's pipes are experiencing backflow or other cross-connection problems, these contaminants can make their way to the clean water distribution system that supplies potable water to homes and businesses. The contaminated water enters the potable water supply and is then redistributed back to water utility customers. Communities have experienced deadly typhoid and cholera epidemics in the past because of contamination from funeral home backflow and other toxic sources. Although plumbing safety and techniques have advanced, the risk still exists.
thanks for your response. My question was answered to some degree. Where are the funeral home drains with blood etc designed to go?- to some type of catch tank and sent to a hazardous waste company for disposal or chemical and/or heat treatment, then sent to regular sewer system or what? By the way I live in south Florida. Thanks for resonse