What is a Cross Connection?

BP AssemblyYou bought a house that has an irrigation well on the property that is connected to the landscape irrigation system, but you also have a city water connection for your drinking water. You are very happy because you are going to save money on your water bill! In case the well pump stops working, your landscape irrigation system is also connected to your home’s water supply system. When there are connections between a drinking (potable) water system and any other water source or system, this is called a cross-connection.

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Healthy Recreational Water

Beaches are posted if levels of bacteria exceed safe levels

Beaches are posted if levels of bacteria exceed safe levels

By Kate Elgin, Environmental Health Specialist, San Mateo County Environmental Health

We are lucky in San Mateo County to be located between the majestic San Francisco Bay and the beautiful Pacific Ocean, but how do you know if the ocean, lagoon and creek water your family plays in is safe? San Mateo County Environmental Health samples 43 beach, bay and creek mouth sites weekly. Continue reading