Cross Connection

Maintaining the integrity of our  public drinking water system.

 homes connected circled

In compliance with requirements by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), the Department of Public Works oversees Washington Township's Cross Connection program.

What is Cross Connections?

Residential Cross Connections 
The residential program applies to single family homes and detached condos that are connected to public water.
SEE PHOTOS OF COMMON RESIDENTIAL BACKFLOW DEVICES

Commercial Cross Connections
 The commercial program applies to  attached condos, apartments, and all non-residential buildings such as offices, stores, banks, or restaurants, that are connected to public water.

Washington Township Ordinance 186 states:
"The Charter Township of Washington’s Department of Public Works is the agency responsible for administration and enforcement of this program to protect the Township’s public water main system (supply) from cross connections."


For additional assistance, contact  Heather Berger in the Department of Public works:
                                          (586) 786-0010 press 221 or by email.


(source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Cross Connection brochure)