This spring, Canton will continue its Residential Cross Connection Control Program, which is mandated by the State of Michigan. One of the most serious public health threats to a drinking water supply system is a cross connection. Most residential contamination risks come from the large number of underground irrigation systems. It’s estimated that over 11,000 homes in Canton have underground irrigation systems and will need to have their backflow devices tested.
Due to this large number, and the limited number of certified testing companies, Canton has proposed a five-year rotational schedule for inspection and testing. This spring, they will begin testing in Zone 4. To find out what zone you live in visit https://cantongis.maps.arcgis.com/home/index.html and click on the Cross-Connection Map.
This week, a letter was sent to all HOA representatives and homeowner groups to better explain the program and answer any questions they may have. To view a copy of that letter, visit https://www.canton-mi.org/DocumentCenter/View/11117/Residential-Cross-Connection-Letter.