What is cross connection control?

Cross Connection Control uses a system of inspection and record keeping to keep track of potential issues in the water distribution system and employs backflow preventers, which are mechanical devices that, when properly maintained, prevent dangerous contaminants and pollutants from entering the public water supply system.

Water purveyors, such as the Wichita Public Works and Utilities, are required by the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 to implement a cross-connection control program to protect the water supply from materials connected to the water system. State Law and Local Codes require that unprotected connections be addressed with proper protection for the hazard or water service to the consumer must be terminated. The Cross Connection Control Section works to ensure safe water for all consumers of water in our system.

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1. What is backflow?
2. What is cross connection control?
3. Why did I get a backflow letter?
4. I don’t remember getting a letter like this in the past. Has something changed?
5. If my device is due to be rebuilt, does it also have to be tested?
6. Why is it required to test my device?
7. What happens if I don’t comply?
8. I need more information. How do I know whether my backflow device needs tested or rebuilt?
9. How do I remove my backflow device?