Residential Cross Connections
Maintaining the integrity of our public drinking water system.

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when connected to the public water supply you are required by law to have:

1) periodic backflow testing
Backflow device testing must be performed by an ASSE certified contractor who is hired by the property owner. To find a backflow tester click here

NOTE: Repairs of any backflow preventers must be completed by a licensed plumber.

2) and, periodic cross connection inspections
Cross Connection inspections may be completed by a Washington Township Cross Connection Control Inspector who ensures that the proper backflow prevention devices are in place to protect the public water supply. 


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