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Cross-connection Control and Backflow Prevention Program

Park City Public Utilities works hard to ensure the safety of your drinking water. Our Cross-connection control and Backflow Prevention Program plays a vital role in preventing contamination of drinking water caused by backflow through a metered connection.

Water distribution systems are designed so that water flows in one direction from the treatment plant or pumping facility to the customer. Backflow is an undesirable flow reversal of water and other substances into Park City's distribution system. Even though the water that reaches your home or business is safe, it can be contaminated by a backflow incident within your own piping that could also contaminate or otherwise degrade water quality in the water distribution system.

Federal and state laws require public water systems to protect their systems from cross connections and backflow. Park City Public Utilities takes every precaution to prevent cross connections by working closely with consumers, contractors, engineers, and regulators to ensure that all those who are required to comply with cross-connection control and backflow prevention meet the requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Backflow Protection:

What is potable water?
What is backflow?
What is a cross-connection?
Why do water suppliers need to control cross connection and protect their public water systems against backflow?
How can back flow be prevented?
What should I do to protect myself?
What areas of my home need protection from backflow?
Why do backflow preventers need to be tested at least once annually?