What is considered a source of pollution?

Any direct connection of your home or business drinking water system to a source of pollution has the potential to create a health hazard if backflow occurs during the connection. Examples of potential pollution sources include, but are not limited to: fire protection systems, lawn irrigation systems, restaurant food prep areas, chemical processing and manufacturing operations, boilers and hot water heat systems, hospital wastes, garden hoses placed in an ornamental pond or swimming pool, garden houses connected to a plant fertilizer or bug spray canister, shampoo bowl/sink, and pools/hot tubs.

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1. What is a backflow?
2. What are common reasons for a drop in water main pressure?
3. What is considered a source of pollution?
4. What is a cross-connection?
5. What is a cross-connection or backflow preventer?
6. Why do backflow preventers have to be tested?
7. Who can test backflow preventers?
8. Where can I find a list of certified Cross-Connection Device Inspectors (CCDI)?
9. Who should I contact with questions about whether I currently have a backflow device and what type of device I have?
10. Who should I contact with questions about the completion of a survey, annual testing or delinquency notifications?
11. Where can I submit completed surveys or test forms?
12. What can I do to prevent backflow?
13. What happens if I do not install a backflow prevention device or comply with annual testing?
14. What if my backflow prevention device fails the test?
15. How do I get my backflow prevention device removed?
16. Where can I find additional information regarding backflow prevention?