The purpose of this plan is to protect the City of Dahlonega’s (the City) potable water supply from the possibility of contamination or pollution by isolating such contaminants or pollutants that could backflow into the potable water system; and to promote the elimination or control of existing cross connections, actual or potential, between the potable water system and non-potable water systems and plumbing fixtures; and to provide for the maintenance of a continuing program of cross-connection control that will systematically and effectively prevent the contamination or pollution of the City’s potable water systems.

As water is transported to the customer, opportunities exist for unwanted substances to contaminate it. One common means for such contamination is by backflow of non-potable fluids through cross-connections into the potable water system. All users of the system, and workmen associated with the system, must be aware of this problem and constantly be alert to any connection to the system which may allow such a cross-connection and what preventative measures can be taken to ensure a safe, potable water supply.