Back Flow Prevention & Cross-Connection Control

Have you ever connected a garden sprayer to the end of a hose in order to fertilize your vegetables or flowers?

Many of us do. Have you ever stuck the end of a garden hose into your car’s radiator or connected it to the heater hoses in order to flush the radiator? Or, have you ever placed the hose under the water’s surface in a swimming pool and left it on?
A yellow hose going into a pool from a faucet connected to a house
Doing any of the above poses a risk of contaminating your home’s drinking water with chemicals that can cause serious health concerns if swallowed. Our Frequently Asked Questions Page is designed to explain such risks, which are created by cross-connections in your home’s drinking-water system, and how those dangers are prevented.