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Cross Connection Resources

 Link: Minnesota Department of Health: High Hazard Cross Connections - Significant Deficiencies & High Hazard Cross Connections - Responsible Authorities

  Articles from MDH Dave Rindal on High Hazard Cross Connections - excerpts from TA Times

Minnesota Rules & Statutes:

Link for online viewable MN Uniform Plumbing Code:

Backflow and Cross Connections Rule on Cross Connection Control - Chapter 4714

MN Rules: Unsafe Water Connections - 4720.0025

MN Rules: Unlawful Connections - 4714.0602

Link: Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry:  *FACT SHEET: Backflow Devices:  2015 Minnesota Plumbing Code

Link: Plumbing Code Chapter PDF's (at botton of link page)


Link:  MDH resources/guidance on Cross-Connection Control

Link: Plumbing Chapter 6 related to Cross-Connections and Backflow Prevention 

Search and Look Up Testers and Rebuilder Licenses on the Dept. of Labor & Industry Web site

Minnesota Water Works Manual, Chapter 23 - Cross Connections

Safe Drinking Water for Your System: An Operator's Guide, see Chapter 8 - Cross Connections & Backflow Prevention

EPA Link:  Cross Connection Control Overview

EPA Online Cross Connection Control Manual

NESC Tech Brief: Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention - poster

NESC Tech Brief: Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention

NESC On Tap Article: Controlling Cross Connections & Backflow Prevention

NESC Article: Do You Believe that Cross Conections pose a serious health threat?

American Backflow Prevention Association 

USC Foundation for Cross Connection Control & Hydraulic Research

Backflow Prevention Links

Free Public Awareness Brochure for Water Customers regarding Backflow Testing (this is not a brochure to solicit testing services)

Free Public Awareness Brochure for Water Customers regarding over topic of Backflow and Cross Connections (this is not a brochure to  services)

Sample Ordinances:

Link to model Specifications for Cross Connection & Backflow Prevention Ordinance from League of Minnesota Cities: 

Sample RPZ Form and Annual Test Report Form

Sample RPZ Letter and Test Information Form

Sample Cross Connection & Bacflow Prevention Ordinance Specification

Sample Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention Ordinance

3 Samples - Mandatory Connection to City Water Supply System

Simplified Cross Connection Control Ordinance - sample

Link: Rochester Public Utilities Public Water System Cross Connection Control & Backflow Prevention Program for Rochester, MN, revised February 23, 2016


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