Cross Connections

Cross Connections Policy

Per BMC 13.04.260 (PDF) it is unlawful for any customer or consumer to have or cause to have a cross connection between the city's water system and any other service or potential pollution source. In the event the city has cause to suspect or finds in fact that such an unlawful connection or the potential for such a connection exists, the city shall require the installation of an approved backflow prevention device or assembly, to be installed at the expense of the property owner.

If the property owner refuses to install an approved device or assembly, the city has the right to refuse water service. For more information on backflow prevention, please contact Blaine Public Works.