What will the inspectors be looking for?

One of the most common cross-connections in homes is a laundry sink with a threaded faucet for a hose connection. The hose could be submerged in the sink, which contains a toxic liquid, resulting in a health threatening cross-connection. Another common residential cross-connection can occur when a garden hose is connected to an outside hose faucet. If the other end of the garden hose is then placed in a swimming pool, or is being used to spray weed killer or liquid fertilizer on your lawn, or is simply laying in a puddle on the ground, a serious cross-connection has occurred. Another common residential cross-connection can occur if the wrong type of toilet tank ballcock assembly is used. If the wrong type is used, water can be drawn out of the toilet tank back into the house's plumbing and the Utility's distribution system.

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1. What is a cross-connection?
2. What is the Utility doing to prevent cross-connections?
3. Will my home be inspected?
4. What will the inspectors be looking for?
5. How will I know what is found during the inspection?
6. What can prevent cross-connections from occurring?
7. How will I know if the backflow preventer I'm installing is an approved device?
8. How quickly do I need to make the required change(s)?
9. What happens if a property owner doesn't make the necessary corrections or refuses to allow the inspector to check the plumbing?
10. What do I need to do after the corrections are made?
11. What is the cost to the property owner?