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.  

Device Installation

Consumers are responsible for installing, testing, and maintaining required backflow prevention (PDF) 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/Public Works Department to verify compliance.

Forms & Information

Submit the Backflow Prevention Device Test Report Form (PDF)

Find helpful information about the program with the Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention 101 (PDF)