CROSS CONNECTION CONTROL SPECIALIST
Cross connection control is responsible for ensuring protection of the City’s water distribution
system from contamination due to backflow/back pressure through cross connections as required
by W.A.C. 246-290-490.
REPRESENTATIVE ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Note – This list
is intended only to illustrate the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of
specific statements does not exclude them from the position.)
Manage State required Cross Connection Control Program for water utility. Certification is
required by W.A.C. Send letters and make phone calls to customers informing them that their
existing backflow assemblies are due for their annual tests. Enter test results into database.
Ensure that the City is in compliance with applicable cross connection regulations per W.A.C.,
U.P.C. and D.O.H. regulations. Coordinate with neighboring water districts to ensure consistent
enforcement of cross connection codes and regulations. Prepare annual report as required by
Inspect new and existing structures to identify cross connections, (actual or potential) and work
with owners to eliminate cross-connections or install appropriate backflow assemblies to protect
the City’s water system from contamination. Review new building plans to ensure that grease
traps or interceptors are sized properly for the expected loads.
Review building plans, permit applications, business license applications and note needed
backflow assemblies. Write procedures for backflow/cross connection enforcement.
Work with utility billing on reviewing accounts and adding new accounts.
Apply a Grease Reduction Incentive Program (GRIP) and policy to local businesses in order to
eliminate excess grease from the City’s wastewater collection system.
Implement a storm water detention system maintenance program for private owned systems.
Storm water detention systems require periodic maintenance and