What is the Utility doing to prevent cross-connections?

Federal and State Laws require all water utilities to establish and implement cross-connection control programs. City ordinances have been adopted giving the Utility the authority to inspect all residences and order removal of cross-connections found. Non-compliance will result in the disconnection of water service to the user and possible fines. This includes the largest industrial plant to the smallest individual home. Protection of the water supply is critical to the health of our families. The Marinette Water Utility takes this responsibility very seriously.

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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?