Cross Connection

Backflow regulator with office building in the background.

Environmental Health contracts with most major water systems/companies in Kern County.

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 a substance that is not or cannot be approved as safe, wholesome and potable. By-pass arrangements, jumper connections, removable sections, swivel or changeover devices, or other devices through which backflow could occur, shall be considered to be cross-connections.

The Cross Connection Program ensures that backflow prevention assemblies are installed and tested on a routine basis to maintain the safety and integrity of the water supply from potential contamination.

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