What is a cross-connection?
A cross-connection, as defined by the Washington Administration Code, is “any actual or potential physical connection between a public water system or the consumer’s water system and any source of non-potable liquid, solid, or gas that could contaminate the potable (drinking) water supply by backflow.”
What is my responsibility as a consumer?
As property and business owners, it is your responsibility to eliminate cross-connections that pose a potential health hazard by ensuring proper installation of a backflow prevention assembly.
What is the City’s responsibility?
As water purveyor, it is the responsibility of the City of Yelm to ensure that all its customers have a safe drinking water supply and that contaminants cannot enter the system somewhere between the time the water leaves the source of supply and when it enters their home or business.
What is a water purveyor?
A purveyor is defined as an agency, subdivision of the state, municipal corporation, company, person, or other entity owning or operating a public water system, such as the City of Yelm.
What is a Backflow Prevention Assembly?
A backflow prevention is a device that is installed somewhere in the consumer’s water system that prevents contamination from entering the potable water supply. While there are many types of devices, the following four are the most common and each have their own specific use.
How do I find out more?
If you have questions or need further information, please contact the City of Yelm’s Cross Connection Office at (360) 458-8410.