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Cross Connections

What is Backflow?

Backflow is the undesirable reversal of the flow of water from its intended direction in any pipeline or plumbing system. Backflow is dangerous because it can allow drinking water in plumbing systems to become contaminated and unusable.


Causes of Backflow

Backflow occurs as a result of a “cross-connection” within the water system, which exists when there is any actual or potential connection between a potable water system and any other source or system through which it is possible to introduce into the potable system any used water or substance.

If you are concerned about a possible cross-connection or if you would like any additional information, please contact us at: (801)-782-8529

For more information in regards to backflow, use the following links:

Commercially Available Backflow Testers:

List of Approved Backflow Prevention Assemblies:

General Questions and Answers about Cross-Connection Control:

Joint Proclamation Scarcity of Water Resources Adopted 7.13.21.pdf

Residents Asked To Reduce Water Use In Drought – Limitations Anticipated For Outdoor Use Of Culinary Water.pdf