Where are cross connections found?
Whenever a plumbing fixture is connected to the potable water supply, a potential cross connection exists. Fortunately, many of the plumbing fixtures have built-in backflow protection. Listed below are some of the cross connections found in water systems:
  • Auxiliary water supplies (wells)
  • Boilers
  • Fire sprinkler systems
  • Hose bibs
  • Irrigation or lawn sprinkler systems
  • Laboratory and aspirator equipment
  • Processing tanks
  • Solar heat systems
  • Swimming pools
  • Wash basins and service sinks
  • Water recirculating systems

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1. Why should I be concerned about cross connection?
2. What is a cross connection?
3. Where are cross connections found?