Cross-Connection / Backflow Prevention


Cross-connection control and backflow prevention requirements are intended to prevent contamination of the city's potable water distribution system. Failure to comply with these requirements can introduce chemical, biological, or radiological contaminants into the water supply.

To protect public health, all facilities (commercial and residential) using city water must have an approved backflow prevention assembly properly attached to the plumbing system.

Specific Cross-Connection Control Program requirements are found in the City of Montrose Municipal Code, Title 3, Chapter 8.