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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Written Backflow Cross Connection Control Program (BPCCC)

Per the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE). The PWMD’s Utility Department now has a Written BPCCC Program 

A backflow prevention assembly is to protect the public water supply from pollutants and contaminants that could, under certain circumstances, be drawn into the public water supply from private properties. All commercial, industrial and fire line services are required to have an approved backflow prevention assembly installed. 

The CDPHE Water Quality Control Division is responsible for ensuring that water suppliers comply with Section 11.39.This regulation requires the PWMD to maintain this BPCCC program to track the installation, inspection, surveys and annual testing of backflow assemblies. 

The water customer must have the assembly tested upon installation and annually thereafter by a Certified Backflow Tester. Reminder letters will be sent to the establishment/owner the month before tests are due. If need be, a second notice letter and then a final shut-off notice letter will be sent. If the water is shut-off due to non-compliance per these requirements, a non-compliance fee will be added to the billing account once water is disconnected. All assembly test reports must be sent to the PWMD Utilities Program Coordinator, by the backflow tester or company.

You can view the full written BPCCC here. 

The Pueblo West Metropolitan District’s (PWMD) Utilities Department, is dedicated to the protection of its public drinking water supply.

Learn more about backflow prevention here. 

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