Cross-Connection Policy

Under Public Law 93-523, the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974, and the regulations of Chapter 445A of the Nevada Administrative Code, the water purveyor has the primary responsibility for preventing water from unapproved sources or any other substances, from entering the public potable water system.  In Compliance with NAC 445A, it is the intent of this policy to adopt cross-connection control standards which establish the requirements for design, construction installation, and maintenance of backflow prevention assemblies.

 It is the purpose of this policy to protect the potable water supply of the Virgin Valley Water District from the possibility of contaminants, pollutants, or water from an unapproved source from entering the Virgin Valley Water District’s water system.  More specifically, this policy is intended to prevent delivered water that has passed beyond the District’s water system and into the consumer water system from re-entering the District’s system.

The intent of the policy is to protect the Virgin Valley Water District’s water system and its consumer from backflow, and back siphonage and/or cross-connections caused by customers whose water use may harm the quality and safety of the District’s potable water supply.