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Water Tech Briefs: Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention

When drinking water is transported to a consumer, it is possible for contaminants to be introduced in the distribution system. This situation may occur due to connections between
potable water lines and non-potable water sources or by a water flow reversal, resulting in contaminated water. This Tech Brief, discusses cross connections and backflow, and
explores ways to prevent these situations.

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Date Of Record Release 2008-06-10 16:19:38
Description When drinking water is transported to a consumer, it is possible for contaminants to be introduced in the distribution system. This situation may occur due to connections between
potable water lines and non-potable water sources or by a water flow reversal, resulting in contaminated water. This Tech Brief, discusses cross connections and backflow, and
explores ways to prevent these situations.
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Source National Environmental Services Center
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Date Of Record Creation 2008-06-10 16:14:26
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Date Last Modified 2008-06-11 16:58:35
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2008-06-10 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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