Backflow & Cross Connection Program

The Town of Windsor requires all business and industries serviced by Town of Windsor Water to have their backflow devices tested by a certified tester and results are sent to the Water Department annually. This requirement includes, but is not limited to backflow devices on service mains, fire suppression systems, process lines, and sprinkler supply lines.
Homeowners testing of residential sprinkler supply line backflow devices is on a voluntary basis at this time. Mandatory testing of residential sprinkler supply line backflow devices will be required at a later date.

 What is Backflow?
 What is Cross Connection?
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What are the Responsibilities?
  1. State Health Agency
  2. Local Health Agency
  3. Water Supplier
  4. Consumer
  • A state health agency’s primary responsibility is to ensure that the water supplier operates the public potable water system free of actual or potential sanitary hazards.
  • Second they must ensure that the water supplier of the public water system meets federal and state drinking water standards.
  • Third, the agency must ensure that the water supplier provides an approved water supply at the point of delivery to the consumer’s water system and also require the consumer to install, test, and maintain an approved backflow prevention assembly on the service connection if needed.