FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

What is a cross connection?

Any pipe, valve, fixture, etc., in a drinking water plumbing system that may allow the drinking water within the system to become contaminated or questionable in quality. Cross connections can either be eliminated or protected by an air gap or mechanical backflow preventer.

The City of Mount Shasta, in accordance with Title 17 of the California State Code of Regulations, and the California State Water Resources Control Board, is required to identify and eliminate any cross-connections.