Cross-Connection / Backflow Prevention
Cross-Connection and Backflow Prevention manages the annual testing and maintenance of backflow prevention devices that prevent backflow-induced contamination of public water. Additionally, this department is responsible for managing hydrant meters and backflow rental for construction and commercial use.
In accordance with federal and state regulations, our cross-connection and backflow prevention department inspects customers' properties to determine if there are any potential hazards that require backflow prevention devices. If a backflow prevention device is necessary and installed, you must have annual tests conducted to ensure backflow devices are properly function. All backflow testing must be conducted by a certified backflow tester, who must file backflow test forms with WVWD for our records.
Cross Connection Control
For more information on cross-connection controls, please read our Water Service Rules and Regulations manual articles:
- 8-807 (General Use Regulations)
- 12-1205 (Discontinuance of Service).
For more information on our cross connection control program, visit wvwd.org/backflowprevention