What does the law say about cross-connections?

Virginia Law 12VAC5-590-610 Owner Requirements:

  • Install an approved backflow prevention device if there is an existing or potential cross-connection.
  • All testable backflow prevention devices are required to be tested at installation or repair, then annually by a certified backflow testing company.  The owner will be given a copy of the approved test results and is responsible for the submittal of all required forms to Spotsylvania County Utilities’ Cross-Connection Coordinator.  All devices that fail testing or are otherwise non-compliant must be repaired or replaced and then retested.

For more information, please visit Cross-Connection & Backflow Prevention (LINK).

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1. What is cross-connection?
2. What is backflow?
3. What can cause a backflow?
4. Why should I be concerned about cross-connection contamination?
5. What is my liability?
6. What is my responsibility as a business owner?
7. What does the law say about cross-connections?
8. What is Spotsylvania County Utilities' role in backflow prevention?