What is Spotsylvania County Utilities' role in backflow prevention?

Spotsylvania County Utilities is responsible for maintaining records on testable backflow prevention devices connected to the public water distribution system, enforcing state laws regarding proper installation/maintenance and sending out annual notices to property owners/responsible parties with testable backflow devices due to re-certification.

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?