CCP (Cross Connection Program)

BANNOCKBURN CROSS-CONNECTION PROGRAM

*New – Bannockburn Backflow Test Report (PDF)

[Please email completed report to RMentkowski@villageofbannockburn.org]

How Does Contamination of Water Occur?
Water normally flows in one direction from a public water system through a private one, and finally to a plumbing fixture (faucet, garden hose, etc). A pollutant may enter the potable water system if the pressure at the pollution source exceeds the pressure of the potable water source. The reversal of the flow of water is called backflow, and leads to the possible contamination of the public water supply. Backflow may also occur as a result of a sudden loss of pressure in the water system.

What Can Cause Backflow?
Backflow is usually caused by a sudden drop of the water pressure in a public water main. This can create a subatmospheric condition. For example, if the pressure drops in a system while a hose is in a bucket of dirty water, that water could backflow into the public water system, potentially contaminating the water for other users. A drop in pressure could be caused by a variety of things, including a water main break or the loss of power at a pump station.
What Can I Do to Prevent Backflow?
  • Keep the ends of your hoses free of any possible contaminants.
  • If your threaded faucets are not equipped with an in-line protection device, install an approved hose bibb vacuum breaker or other backflow prevention devices.
  • Never submerge hoses in buckets, vats, sinks, tubs or ponds .
  • Use spray attachments or valve spray hoses that have a devise to prevent backflow.
  • Do not connect waste drain pipes from water softeners or other treatment systems directly to the sewer system.
  • All drains should be air gapped.
Why Do Backflow Preventers Have to Be Tested?
Mechanical backflow preventers have internal seals, springs and moving parts that are subject to fouling, wear or fatigue. Additionally, mechanical backflow preventers (and air gaps) can be bypassed. All backflow preventers must be tested periodically to ensure that they are functioning properly. A visual check of air gaps is sufficient, but mechanical backflow preventers have to be tested with properly calibrated gauge equipment. This is usually done once each year.

 

Who Can Test Backflow Preventers?

Any licensed plumber who is certified (as a Cross Connection Control Device Inspector (CCCDI)) by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency as an inspector is acceptable.

A Alfa Plumbing & Sewers, Inc.
847-208-0015
Advance Mechanical Systems, Inc
847-593-2510
Advanced Sprinkler Systems
847-433-0011
American Backflow Prevention
847-540-9910
American National Sprinklers
847-566-0099
Backflow Testing Services, Inc.
847-669-1664
Body Plumbing
847-524-5230
Chicago Backflow, Inc.
708-389-5600
DeFranco Plumbing
847-438-0808
Fox Valley Fire & Safety
847-695-5990
Halloran & Yauch Irrigation Systems
Not provided
Jerry Pfeifer
847-651-0766
Martin Petersen Company, Inc.
262-658-1326
Municipal Backflow
312-638-9878
Naturescape Design, Inc
847-639-6900
Professional Inspection Services, Inc
224-806-2428
Rainbow Irrigation and Backflow Prevention, Inc.
847-639-9160
Taylor Plumbing, Inc.
847-279-8581
VJ Killian Co.
847-446-0908
Water Services
847-697-6623
Western Irrigation, Inc.
630-653-3937
 

Who Can I Contact for Additional Information?

For additional information, please contact Village Manager Maria Lasday at 847-945-6080 or via email at mlasday@villageofbannockburn.org.

Where Can I Find Additional Information?

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has created several informational guides on cross-connections and specific devices and methods used to prevent backflow:


View the EPA’s Cross-Connection Control Methods and Devices

View the Illinois EPA “Cross Connection Rule Summary”

View Village Ordinance Regarding Cross-Connection Program

Participate in the Cross-Connection Program Survey

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