Cross Connection Control Testing In Calgary

Cross Connection Control / Backflow Testing is a requirement as per the City of Calgary Water Utility Bylaws, and is part of the annual maintenance for the adequate performance of an irrigation system, and certain boiler systems.

  • It ensures the backflow devices are properly protecting your water supply from potential backflow and contamination of your drinking water supply. 
  • Homeowners should take backflow prevention very seriously, as it can have costly, even fatal consequences. Avoid costly fines and help protect our drinking water.
  • We conduct all of our testing in compliance with CSA Standards B64.10-11/B64.10.1-11 (Selection and installation of backflow preventers/Maintenance and field testing of backflow preventers). We are certified through the AWWA (American Water Works Association Western Canada Section), and are registered with the City of Calgary, as Cross Connection Control Specialists/Testers.

What Happens if I Don’t Have or Test My Backflow Device?

- As per the City of Calgary Water Utility Bylaw section 39.3e: "A test must be performed at the time the system is turned on at the beginning of each irrigation season."

Failure to Test My Device:

- Not only you are exposing yourself and your family to the life threatening hazards of consuming contaminated water, failure to test your backflow device is punishable as per Bylaw:

40M2006 39(3) – "Failure to test Cross Connection Control Device" – Specified Penalty $1500.

Failure to Have a Proper Backflow Prevention Device Installed:

If your sprinkler system does not have a double check valve (DCVA) installed, it is in direct violation of the City of Calgary Water Utility Bylaws. It is of outmost importance that you have a backflow prevention device installed, to ensure your water supply is properly protected.*

40M2006 38(1) – "Failure to install Cross Connection Control Device" – Specified Penalty $2000