The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that:
Plumbing cross-connections, which are defined as actual or potential connections between a potable and non-potable water supply, constitute a serious public health hazard. There are numerous, well-documented cases where cross connections have been responsible for contamination of drinking water, and have resulted in the spread of disease. The problem is a dynamic one, because piping systems are continually being installed, altered or extended.
The Auburn Water District has an active program to identify and prevent cross connections between drinking water and non-drinking water sources throughout its distribution system. The attached program meets all State of Maine regulations and has been reviewed and approved by the Department of Health Engineering – Drinking Water Program.
Please contact the Water District if you have any questions or concerns.