Cross Connection Control

Program Documents ​

​​​​Approved Service Providers

​​​To find an Approved Service Provider, please contact the American Water Works Association (AWWA).

Township Report & Legislation 
Water Use By-law 2014

What is a cross connection?

A cross connection is any actual or potential connection between the municipal drinking water system and any source of pollution or contamination. For example, a hose submerged in a sink or container full of dirty water or chemicals, under the right circumstances could draw the water from the sink or container back into the municipal drinking water system. Cross contamination control or backflow prevention helps to ensure our drinking water is protected from external contamination of the drinking water system.