A cross- connection is an unprotected actual or potential connection between a potable water system used to supply water for drinking purposes and any source or system containing unapproved water or substance that is not or cannot be approved as safe, wholesome, and potable.
Through surveys and inspections Carmichael Water District will determine which properties are required to install backflow prevention assemblies. If an installation is required you will receive a letter outlining the steps you need to take to be in compliance.
The installation, maintenance, and repair of the backflow prevention assembly is the responsibility of the customer. The assembly may be installed by a property owner, plumbing contractor, or general contractor subject to Title 17 of the public health code and Carmichael Water Districts Construction Standards and Specifications. Contact the County Of Sacramento for any permit requirements.
Carmichael Water District will provide an annual backflow test to customers as per the District’s Cross-Connection Control Program. See the current fiscal year fee schedule for cost which will show up as an adjustment to your monthly bill. In the event the assembly fails the initial test one re-test shall be performed at no additional charge.