What is a Cross Connection/Backflow?
Cross Connection between water supplies and non potable sources of contamination represent one of the most significant threats to health in the water industry.

Backflow is the reversal of water from its intended direction due to a pressure differential. It can occur anywhere that has a potential of cross connection in a water system, including:
- Dishwashers
- Faucets
- Fountains
- Garbage disposals
- Hoses
- Lawn irrigation
- Pools
- Shower heads
- Toilets

Visit the American Backflow Prevention Association foradditional information and resources.

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1. Where can I learn additional details on Chlorine Burnout?
2. Where can I see the Chlorine Burnout PSA?
3. How do I read my meter or check for leak?
4. What happens if I have a water leak?
5. What is a Cross Connection/Backflow?
6. What does the City do about Cross Connection/Backflow?
7. Where can I get bulk water?
8. Why are my dishes spotted?
9. Why does our water look like milk coming out of the tap?
10. What causes water main breaks?
11. How do I know if a main break has occurred?
12. How does the water treatment plant work?
13. Where can I see analysis data for my tap water?
14. What to do when your pipes freeze?
15. How to Check for Water Leaks?