Cross-Connection & Backflow

The City of Saratoga Springs is committed to providing its residents with clean and safe drinking water throughout the City. The Public Works department has implemented a Cross Connection Control Program to ensure the quality of water delivered to residents.

The Cross Connection Control Program covers the applicable laws, regulations, codes, and city ordinances required by the State of Utah, and the City to ensure that the water delivered to you is clean and safe.

It is unlawful for any person to connect any part of the City’s pressurized irrigation system to any part of a culinary water system so as to create a potential cross-connection whereby irrigation water could be introduced into any system that provides culinary water.

The City of Saratoga Springs does not allow residential cross connections, nor does it allow cross connections of any type without the aid of a backflow prevention device. 

Every new business where a backflow prevention assembly is installed will be inspected prior to the issuing of the certificate of occupancy, and it is the owner's responsibility to have the assembly tested annually.

A backflow incident can seriously affect the quality and safety of our drinking water supply. Common examples of possible cross connections include landscape sprinkling systems, hose attachments for utility sinks, and garden hoses. Backflow prevention assemblies provide the public water system with protection against contamination or pollution. If any questionable situations are encountered concerning backflow devices or water quality in general, please contact Public Works at 801-766-6506.

  1. Jon Torrence

    Backflow Administrator, DEQ Certificate #16154