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Ken Adams, 303-674-2121
The Cross Connection Control Department ensures the safety of EMD's water distribution system by administrating the Cross Connection / Backflow Prevention program in accordance with the Colorado Department of Health & Environment (CDPHE) Regulation 11.39. Commercial, industrial, multi-family and some single-family residential properties are requried to have backflow prevention assemblies installed, tested, and maintained annually. Backflow prevention assemblies ensure that under certain hydraulic conditions water being used on a customers' premise does not "backflow," or return, into the main public water supply. This is especially important if the customer is using water in such a way that it may become contaminated, i.e. with irrigation, fire suppression, mixing with chemicals, etc.
All backflow assemblies are to be tested annually. Each customer has a month assigned for testing. You will be notified via email or mail when your assembly is due the week before the assigned month begins. You have all of that month, until the 1st of the following month, to have the assembly tested. For example if your testing month is in June, you will be notified the last week in May, and will have until July 1st to have the test completed
Please note: all irrigation backflow assemblies are to be tested no later than 7 days after being turned on regardless of the official testing month.
Evergreen Metro District only administrates the Cross Connection Control program- it is the customer's responsibility to have their assemblies tested. Customers may use any backflow testing company. Please click the link below for a list of some contractors that frequent the Evergreen area.
Please email reports to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are new to testing in the Evergreen area, or need any clarification on requirements please give Ken Adams a call at 303-674-2121. He will be more than happy to go over with you exactly what we expect from backflow testing contractors and to help maintain a healthy working relationship.
Reports must be completely filled out. Attached is an example from Denver Water, a report that is used often, highlighted with essential required fields. We accept any report template, so long as it contains the fields highlighted.