What is considered a potential hazard?

Any possibility of pollutants, contaminants, and system or plumbing hazards is considered a potential hazard. Examples may include:

  • Underground sprinklers utilizing potable water
  • Water softener
  • Swimming pool, etc. 

Putting the garden hose in a swimming pool to fill it; putting a garden hose in a pet's water bucket or fish tank can unwittingly create a cross-connection.

So you may ask …What's the big deal? The big deal is backflows due to cross-connections can cause sickness and death.

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1. What is a cross-connection?
2. I received a letter from the City notifying me my backflow assembly needs to be tested. Is there a list of certified testers?
3. What is considered a potential hazard?
4. I want to connect my underground irrigation system to the City potable water in addition to the CID or the KID, what is the proper way to connect to both systems?
5. I am installing an underground sprinkler system utilizing only City potable water. How do I properly connect my underground sprinkler system to the City's potable water?
6. I am going to disconnect my underground sprinkler system from the City potable water system. How do I properly disconnect from the City's potable water system?
7. What happens if I do not have my backflow device tested?