§ 21-76. Introduction.  

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  • A cross connection is defined by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) as "any connection or structural arrangement between the public's or a consumer's potable water system and any non-potable source or system through which backflow may occur." Backflow, literally a reversal in the normal direction of flow within a water system, is what turns a cross connection into a health hazard. Consequently, either cross connection or the chance of backflow must be eliminated to prevent these "unseen hazards" from degrading the high quality of water that the city utilities department strives to maintain.

(Ord. No. 2011-15, § 1, 9-7-11)