NOTICE: Cross Connection Control

Cross Connection Control

Requirements concerning cross connections are updated annually and distributed to all customers through a notice in the Consumer Confidence Report that is completed and made available to all customers of Syringa Heights Water District.  The CCR is posted on the website.

An annual review of the serviced area is completed.

Additionally, a copy of the Drinking Water Cross-Connection Control Program is posted on the Syringa Heights Water District Website.

What is a Cross-Connection?

A cross-connection is an actual or potential connection or piping arrangement between a drinking water system and another source that could introduce anything other than the potable water intended to normally supply the system.

Cross-connections include bypass arrangements, jumper connections, removable sections, swivel or changeover devices, and other devices that may cause nonpotable water to backflow into the potable water supply. Backflow occurs when the normal flow direction of the water system is reversed due to back pressure or back siphonage.

Responsibilities of Community Water Systems

Community water system purveyors are required to implement and enforce a cross-connection control program to prevent toxic or hazardous materials from entering the system. Programs must include at least the following:

An inspection program to locate cross-connections and determine required suitable protection.

A requirement that suitable protection is installed before providing water service for new connections.