Cross Connection Control Program


Safeguarding our drinking water is everyone's responsibility. Cross connections between water supplies and sources of contamination represent one of the most significant threats to health in the water supply industry.

The City of Pitt Meadows is committed to providing our citizens with safe, reliable drinking water in accordance with the Drinking Water Protection Act, and has implemented a Cross-Connection Control Program (CCP). The CCP ensures the delivery of safe drinking water by eliminating actual and/or potential cross connections within the City's water distribution system by requiring the installation of approved backflow prevention devices on private and/or public properties.

The standard operating policies and backflow prevention unit selection, installation, testing and maintenance practises and procedures for the CCP are set out in the City of Pitt Meadows Cross-ConnectionControl Policy No. F-21.

How Backflow Can Cause Contamination


Courtesy of City West Water

Your Responsibility

Property owners and occupants have a responsibility to ensure that no cross connections exist on their property, as stated in the City of Pitt Meadows Waterworks Bylaw No. 2343 [PDF - 354 KB].

Other responsibilities include:

CCP Implementation

Currently, the City is in the process of assessing all water service connections to determine their compliance with backflow requirements, as well as the property owner's installation obligations. Program implementation is focused on the high and severe hazard water use properties first, including agriculture and industry.

Contact Information

The City of Pitt Meadows Building Inspection is responsible for administering the Cross-Connection Control Program can be contacted at 604-465-5454.

For information on temporary service or fire hydrant connections contact the Engineering Clerk at 604-465-2426.

Installing a new Backflow Prevention Assembly?

You need a permit from a Building Inspector before you proceed with the installation. Find Backflow Prevention Assembly installation guidelines here.

More Information

The links below provide information about cross connection control and backflow prevention for business owners, residents and testers.

Backflow Prevention and Cross Connection Control Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Accepted Backflow Prevention Assemblies

Backflow Prevention Assembly Installation Guidelines

Best Practices for Filling and Rinsing Fertilizer/Pesticide Application Tanks [PDF - 155 KB]

Local Testers and Suppliers

BCWWA Licensed Backflow prevention assembly testers

Backflow prevention assembly suppliers

Cross-Connection Control Program (CCP) References

Policies, Bylaws and Bulletins

City Test Report Form [PDF - 292 KB]