Cross-Connection & Backflow Prevention

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.  

Device Installation

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.

Forms

Submit the Backflow Prevention Device Test Report Form (PDF).  Send by fax to (540) 898-3674 or email to utilities@spotsylvania.va.us.

Other Helpful Information


Types of Connections Backflow Prevention is Mandatory (PDF)

Approved Backflow Prevention Devices for Lawn Irrigation Sprinkler Systems (PDF)

EPA Waster Sense Smart Controllers List - Updated 2020 (PDF)

Cross-Connection and Backflow Prevention Program - Utility Bill Insert 2020 (PDF)

Cross-Connection and Backflow Prevention Program - Utility Bill Insert 2019 (PDF)