Backflow Cross Connection

High View Water District is asking your cooperation in the coming years with adopted laws and regulations established by Colorado legislature which prohibit hazardous connections to a drinking water supply.  The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment requires water suppliers to have a written backflow prevention and cross-connection control program in place to protect the public water distribution system from possible contamination.

The Colorado Primary Drinking Water Regulation can be referenced at https://cdphe.colorado.gov/, Regulation 11 section 11.39, Backflow Prevention and Cross-connection Control Rule.

All non-single-family residential connections to the public water system will still be responsible to have their Backflow Prevention Device tested yearly by a Certified Cross-Connection Control Technician (ABPA and ASSE Certified).  The Backflow Cross Connection Technician will be required to have certification number and a certification expiration date or statement that certification is current, with all backflow device testing reports.  Reports must include assembly or method type, assembly or method location, assembly make, model and serial number, assembly size, test date, and test results.  The backflow device test reports will need to be legible, complete, and accurate or the reports will be deemed unreliable.  High View Water District should receive the backflow device test reports directly from the Certified Cross-connection Control Technician or their associated company.

High View Water District is required by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Regulation 11 to develop a written backflow prevention and cross-connection control annual report.  The report must be completed every year by May 1st.  This report will include identification of all non-single family residential connections to the public water system, backflow test reports, and survey reports from these connections.  Survey reports will include contact information, meter identification, plumbing arrangements to include fire suppression system, irrigation systems, chemical process systems, hydronic heating and cooling systems, and auxiliary water sources, and any other process information found at location during the survey.  Any cross-connections which are found that could contaminate the public water system or the facilities water supply system are prohibited by High View Water District.

All single-family residential connections with auxiliary water supply (well) will be required to have appropriate backflow prevention device on the service line or disconnection from the auxiliary water source.