Tidewater Adopts Connection Control Regulations for Drinking Water Safety
Administered by the
“Cross connections into public water supply systems can pose a serious health concern because these connections may allow pollutants to enter the public water system through what is called backflow of water,” according to
Tidewater has contracted with HydroCorp, a Cross-Connection Control Program specialized service provider with almost 40 years of related experience, to manage the Tidewater program and facilitate compliance with the new regulations.
Elements of Our Cross Connection Control Program
- Late Spring 2022
US Postal Servicemail notifications by HydroCorp to our customers with instructions, responsibilities and a FAQ list.
- On-site surveys to help identify cross-connections.
- Potential corrective action for non-compliant service connections.
- Property owners, whether commercial or residential, will be responsible for the necessary corrective actions and associated costs.
- Compliance verification, which includes annual backflow testing and maintenance of inspection records as required by regulations.
- Submission by customer of annual backflow prevention device test results to Tidewater.
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