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The Cross Connection Control Program is responsible for
oversight of the tracking and notification of Point of Service (external)
backflow protection devices in Sacramento County, pursuant to Chapter 6.30 of
the Sacramento County Code and sections of the California Health and Safety
Code. The purpose of a backflow device is to protect the public health by
preventing the flow of any unwanted material back into the Public Drinking Water
devices such as backflow prevention assemblies for fire systems, irrigation
applications and commercial buildings. Any external backflow device that
is required to be installed is required to be tested annually. A list of
certified backflow testers is provided below for your reference.
Environmental Management's online cross-connection program web portal allows
testers to maintain their annual registration and submit backflow assembly test
results, electronically. More information on the portal is available from EMD
Cross Connection Program Staff:
- Certified Issue annual notification letters for testing of backflow prevention devices.
- Maintain a database that includes information on backflow devices in Sacramento County.
- Maintain a list of certified testers registered to perform annual testing of backflow prevention devices.
- Conduct cross connection site surveys in collaboration with water agencies
Cross Connection Program forms & documents:
The approved list of backflow prevention assemblies is available from the
University of Southern California’s Foundation for Cross-Connection Control and
Hydraulic Research website located at www.usc.edu/dept/fccchr/list.html.
Please contact our office should you have any questions.
For more program information, please contact:
Sacramento County Environmental Management
Environmental Compliance Division
Avenue, Suite A
Mather, CA 95655-4153