I've had this house a little less than a year. We've had issues with nasty water turning up in our dishwasher. We assumed there was just something wrong with the dishwasher/filter, etc...
Upon inspection of the drain setup, the dishwasher is plumbed in directly to the top of the garbage disposal. We discovered water from the sink was making it's way right into the dishwasher.
It seems, that there is supposed to be an "air gap" fitting installed, that I assume is what would prevent this from happening. There appears to be no such animal in this install, and the port from the GD is plumbed directly to the dish washer.
Is an air gap setup all I need to resolve this? I was debating on skipping the garbage disposal and plumbing directly to the drain pipes, as it would be a lower point in the system, and less likely to cause drain back to the dishwasher.