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Backflow Prevention

Mountain Regional Water District works hard to continuously ensure the safety of your drinking water. A vital link in this effort is our Cross-Connection Control and Backflow Prevention Program. The goal of the program is to prevent contamination of drinking water caused by backflow through a metered connection.

 Water distribution systems are designed so that water flows in one direction from the treatment plant or pumping facilities to you, the customer. Backflow is an undesirable flow reversal of water and other substances into Mountain Regional’s distribution system. Even though the water that reaches your home or business is safe, it can be contaminated by a backflow incident within your own piping and could contaminate or otherwise degrade water quality in the water distribution system.

Federal and state laws require public water systems to protect their systems from cross connections and backflow. Mountain Regional takes every precaution to prevent cross-connections by working closely with consumers, contractors, engineers, and regulators to ensure that all those who are required to comply with cross-connection control and backflow prevention meet the requirements.

For more information about this program, please contact:
John O’Brien
(435) 940-1916