Environmental Health Tips

ehtipsIn honor of tomorrow (October 5) being “National Do Something Nice Day,” Environmental Health Services (EHS) is relaying answers to some of its most frequently asked questions from the public and businesses.

From food inspections to hazardous waste dumping and everything in between, read on for useful tips that may come in handy in the future.

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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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