Cross-Connection Control Importance

It Protects Public Health.

Normally, water in a home or building flows in one direction. Under certain conditions, water can actually flow backwards; this is known as backflow, which can introduce contaminants into the drinking water supply with dangerous – even lethal – consequences.

A backflow incident – originating from chemical tanks at an asphalt company – contaminates the entire water supply of a city of more than 320,000 residents. Read More…

A court awards $927,000 in damages to a family whose water supply was cross-connected with a sewer line, when delinquent contractors installed their water softener. Read More…

Lack of backflow prevention assemblies and other negligent practices are responsible for the legionella deaths of twelve veteran’s home residents. Read More…

Cross-connections are the problem. A cross-connection is an actual or potential connection between a safe drinking water supply and a source of contamination or pollution.