Cross Connection Control and Backflow Prevention Program
City of Peoria, Code Chapter 5 contains regulations and references for the Backflow Prevention and Cross Connection Control Programs. This Includes when a backflow assembly is required, annual testing and maintenance, violations, fines and the appeal process.
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About the Cross Connection Control and Backflow Prevention Program
The Environmental division of the Public Works-Utilities department administers the Cross Connection Program. This program includes all new backflow installation inspections, plans review, site surveys, hydrant meter backflow prevention, record keeping, and annual test notification of all backflow prevention devices in the city of Peoria.
It is the city of Peoria’s priority to provide safe drinking water to its customers and execute a program of cross connection control which will minimize potential sources of cross connection by installing an approved backflow prevention device where all potential hazards of cross connection may exist between the consumer’s and the public water’s supply. As stated in Arizona Administrative Code R18-4-215 “A public water system shall protect its system from contamination caused by backflow through unprotected cross-connections by requiring the installation and periodic testing of backflow prevention assemblies.”
Without protective devices and assemblies (referred to as backflow prevention assemblies); the potable water supply can become contaminated by any customer in the system. A Cross Connection Control Program is required by the Arizona State Department of Environmental Quality and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (through the Safe Drinking Water Act) to protect the public water system from contaminated water. This program calls for facility inspections to identify and eliminate cross connections as well as annual testing of backflow prevention assemblies.
Cross Connection Specialist
8401 W. Monroe St.
Peoria, AZ 85345
Phone: (623) 773-8444