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Cross Connection Control Program

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Cross Connection Control Program (Backflow Prevention)
The City of Santa Cruz maintains a backflow prevention and cross-connection control program in accordance with the requirements of Title 17 of the California Administrative Code, the provisions of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code Section 16.04.420 and Water Department Policy Statement No. 3 relating to the protection of the public water supply.

Customers are responsible for having any devices installed under these provisions periodically inspected and tested by a person approved by the Department to perform such inspections and tests. Devices shall be tested at least once per year, or at the minimum time interval specified by Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations (latest revision), whichever is more frequent. The customer will be notified by the Department when inspections and tests are required, and records of such inspections and tests shall be reported to the Department when completed. The cost of any inspections shall be the sole responsibility of the customer.

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