Backflow & Cross Connection Control
The City of Woodland Park Cross Connection Control program. The purpose of the cross connection control program is to protect the City’s public potable water system and its customers from contamination by backflow from private water plumbing and water use facilities.
What is Backflow and Cross Connections:
Backflow is a term in plumbing for an unwanted flow of water in the reverse direction. It can be a serious health risk for the contamination of potable water supplies with foul water.
Backpressure – Backflow due to an increased pressure above the supply pressure, which may be due to pumps, boilers, gravity, or other sources of pressure.
Backsiphonage – The reserve flow of water or other liquids, mixtures, gases or substances into the distribution pipes caused by negative or sub atmospheric pressure.
Cross Connection is any physical arrangement whereby a potable water supply is connected, directly or indirectly, with any other water supply system, sewer, drain, conduit, tank, plumbing fixture, or other assembly which contains, or may contain, contaminated water, sewage, or other waste, liquid or gas of unknown or unsafe quality, which may be capable of imparting contamination or pollution to the potable water supply as a result of backflow. Bypass, arrangements, jumper connections, removable spools, swivel or changeover assembles, four-way valve connections, and other temporary or permanent assembles through which, or because of which, backflow could occur are considered to be cross connections.
Backflow test results, renewal certifications for testers and gauges can be emailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax to 719-687-5232