LETTER OF EXPLANATION
Cross Connection Compliance
Why am I getting this notice?
All commercial and industrial facilities in the Town of Grand Chute are on a list to receive a notice requiring them to have their buildings certified to be free of water service cross connections.
What does this notice require?
It requires that you provide to the Town a CROSS CONNECTION COMPLIANCE STATEMENT, signed by a Wisconsin licensed master plumber, certifying that 1) he has examined your plumbing system and 2) he finds it free of water service cross connections according to the State Plumbing Code.
What is a cross connection?
A cross connection is a condition within a plumbing system that would, under some circumstances, permit a contaminated fluid to enter the public water supply.
Why is this necessary?
All providers of public water must meet rigid requirements established by state and federal agencies to assure the safety of the public water supply. One of the requirements mandated to the Town is to have an active program to identify and eliminate cross-connection. The program adopted by the Town Board, with the approval of the state, requires commercial and industrial establishments to have their facilities certified periodically to be free of cross-connections.
What do I need to do?
Contact a plumbing contractor of your choice. He/she will have a master plumber on staff who is qualified to examine your plumbing system with respect to cross-connection requirements. If cross connections are found, they must, of course, be eliminated. When your plant is found to be free of cross connections, the master plumber will sign the CROSS CONNECTION COMPLIANCE STATEMENT and remit to the town plumbing inspector according to instructions on the form.