Will my home be inspected?

Homes are already being inspected. New or remodeled homes are always inspected for cross-connections during construction. In existing homes, water meters are replaced on a 20-year cycle. During the meter replacement, technicians also inspect for cross-connections. Since homes are required to be inspected every 10 years, the Utility's technicians will also be inspecting homes at least once between each meter changing. A normal home inspection will take approximately 15 minutes.

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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?