A cross-connection is defined as any connection between a public water system and another water source through which it is possible to introduce contamination from the outside source to the public system. Some common examples include in-ground sprinkler systems, boiler type heating systems, fountains, livestock water troughs, wells, and directly connected hot tubs.
A backflow prevention device is required on the cross-connection. A test is required each year by a qualified tester to ensure no connection will contaminate the District’s water system. If you do not have a cross-connection to the District public water system, please notify the District in writing so our records can be updated.
It is the responsibility of the homeowner to contact a licensed testing service to schedule backflow prevention device testing. Many of our patrons schedule their annual testing in the Spring when starting up their sprinkler systems. Please ask your tester to provide a copy of the test report to the Water District showing the device passes these tests.
Thank you for helping to keep our water safe.