Ten questions most commonly asked about Cross Connection Control
The tester shall include the list of materials or replacement parts used. The tester shall be equipped with and capable of using all necessary tools, gauges, and other equipment necessary to properly test, repair, and maintain backflow prevention assemblies. It will be the tester’s further responsibility to insure that original manufactured replacement parts are used in the repair or replacement of parts in a backflow prevention assembly. It will be the tester’s further responsibility not to change the design, material or operational characteristics of an assembly during repair or maintenance without prior approval of the approving authority. A certified tester shall perform the work and be responsible for the accuracy of all tests and reports.
Why do I have to have my backflow preventer tested and maintained on an annual basis and my neighbor does not?
What are some common examples of cross-connections that need to be protected with a backflow prevention assembly?
Commercial: Landscape irrigation, Boilers, Fire Service Protection, Film Processors, Post Mix Soda Machines – If carbonization enters into a copper tube plumbing system it reacts with copper and causes copper poison.
These are just a few of the cross-connections to our potable water systems.