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Casselberry Cross Connection Control Program
Rick Crum, Cross Connection Control Supervisor

95 Triplet Lake Drive
Casselberry, FL  32707

Ph: (407) 262-7700 x(1712)
(407) 695-7623

7:00 a.m. – 5:30p.m.
Monday – Thursday

The City of Casselberry's Public Works Department Cross-Connection Control Program is established through the provisions of the Florida Safe Drinking Water Act 62-555.360. Based on these provisions, a water purveyor has the responsibility and the authority to implement a Cross-Connection Control Program. The program is intended to detect and prevent cross-connections to any water distribution system, either inside or outside a building that has or may have the potential to create an imminent and substantial danger to the public health. Cross-Connections are connections between the City potable water system and potential hazards such as: another water source, chemicals, irrigation systems, pumps, pools, and potential plumbing hazards that may contain contaminants or pollutants such as toxic or hazardous materials or diseases.

The Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services regulations state that the water distribution system shall be protected against backflow, as does the City of Casselberry Plumbing Code which references the Standard Plumbing Code. The rules of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) also states that physical connections of a water system or other substance of unknown, questionable or unsafe water quality to a public water system is prohibited.

The Federal Safe Drinking Water Act and Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) regulations have made it mandatory to have backflow preventers on all cross connections between potable and non-potable water supplies. OSHA regulations state, "There shall be no cross-connections (open or potential) between a system furnishing potable water and a system furnishing non-potable water. Construction shall be such as to prevent backflow of contaminated water into a potable water system".

The City of Casselberry has adopted an Ordinance on cross-connection control requiring the installation of an approved backflow prevention device at the delivery point of water to any premise which the Public Works Department, or the owner, has identified as having a potential or imminent backflow condition. The backflow prevention device is selected on the degree of potential hazard which is determined by the type of distribution system plumbing and equipment and the degree to which the potential contaminant is classified as toxic or non-toxic.

Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) 62-550 & 62-555
Protecting Your Backflow Valve
Certified Backflow Testers

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