Backflow Prevention & Cross Connection Control Program

Cross Connection & Backflow Prevention

Water distributions systems are designed so that water flows in one direction from the water plant to the customer. Cross connections are any unprotected connections between a public or a consumer's potable water system. Backflow is the undesirable reversal of flow of water or mixtures of water and other liquids or substances into the distribution pipes of the potable supply of water from any source or sources.

Federal and State laws require Water Purveyors to protect their system from cross connections and backflow. To do this, we work closely with consumers, architects, contractors, and engineers to insure that all those who are required to comply with cross connection control and/or backflow prevention requirements.