The Virginia Department of Health Waterworks Regulations requires the Utilities/Public Works Department to maintain and enforce a Cross-Connection Control Program.
A cross-connection exists anywhere the potable water piping system is directly or indirectly linked with a piece of equipment or piping that could possibly pollute or contaminate the potable water supply. Each cross-connection must be eliminated or properly protected by an approved backflow preventer.
Consumers are responsible for installing, testing, and maintaining required backflow prevention devices or backflow prevention by separations and/or pressure sensing devices at certain connections to the County’s water supply.
Backflow Prevention Devices are required to be inspected and tested annually by a Certified Backflow Prevention Device Tester. A copy of a completed Backflow Prevention Device Test Report must be submitted to the Utilities Department to verify compliance.