Every day, the Village of La Grange proudly supplies approximately 2 million gallons of potable water to its residents; water that exceed the requirements of the EPA. Before the water is pumped to your home or business, it has gone through careful treatment and numerous tests to insure its quality.
In 1974 Congress established the Safe Drinking Water Act (SWDA) to protect human health from contaminants in drinking water and to prevent contamination of existing groundwater supplies. This act and its amendments (1986 & 1996) require many actions to protect drinking water and its sources. One of the actions is the installation and maintenance of an approved backflow prevention assembly at the water service connection where a potential hazard is determined to exist in the customer's system. Withouth proper protection devices, cross connections can occur, causing potentially dangerous situations.
The State of Illinois and Village have established laws consistant with the federal requirements. The Village's ordinance for cross connection control can be found here: View Ordinance
The Village has contracted with Aqua Backflow of Elgin, IL to manage the Village's Cross Connection Control Program. Any water customer that requires a backflow device on their property is required to test their backflow prevention devices and submit these results to Aqua Backflow. If you are looking to submit test results for a backflow device please click the following link: www.TrackMyBackflow.com
More information concerning cross connection control can be found in the following links:
Cross Connection Control Informational Brochure
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency - Cross Connection Control Home Page
US Environmental Protection Agency - Cross Connection Control Home
US Environmental Protection Agency - Cross Connection Control Manual