In the interest of public health the Town of Herndon has a continuing program of cross-connection inspection and control. A cross-connection is any physical or potential connection to the potable water supply which could allow non-potable liquids, solids, or gases to flow in an unintended direction and be introduced into the potable water supply. This program provides for reasonable protection for the public drinking water from possible contamination caused by a back pressure or back siphonage condition which can result from an unprotected cross-connection. This program is mandated by the Virginia Waterworks Regulations adopted by the Virginia Department of Health.
Under this program the Town is required to perform inspections of all business within the Town. If a potential or existing cross-connection is discovered you will be required to eliminate or provide protection of our water supply.
Why does the town have a backflow program?
In order to comply with the Herndon Town Code, Article III, Chapter 74, Division 4 and Virginia Waterworks, commercial backflow devices within the Town of Herndon are required to have an annual test by a certified backflow tester.