Federal and State regulations require public potable water supplies to adopt rules to prevent contamination in their water systems. To comply with these mandates, the City of Garden Ridge City Council has adopted Ordinance No. 54 to protect the City’s potable water supply from contaminants back-flowing from a customer’s water system.
A cross-connection is an actual or potential connection between a public water system or consumer’s potable (i.e., drinking) water system and any other source or system containing non-potable water or other substances. An example is the piping between a public water system or consumer’s potable water system and an auxiliary water system, cooling system or irrigation system. A direct cross-connection is a cross-connection which is a subtract to both back-siphonage and backflow and indirect cross-connection is a cross-connection which is a subject to back-siphonage only.