City of Munford warns of cross connections | Environment
Over the next few months, the warm weather will bring people outdoors to work in their yards and gardens and begin getting swimming pools ready.
The City of Munford would like to ensure that our customers are aware of the dangers associated with these activities.
A garden hose submersed in any liquid or attached to certain devices used to spray pesticides or herbicides forms a cross connection.
A cross connection is a situation where a possible source of contamination is directly linked to our public water system.
If the end of your hose is connected to a chemical container, swimming pool or other contaminant during a water main break or fire, the substance can be siphoned back into the water system.
This condition, known as back siphonage, could cause a public health hazard.
Devices are available to prevent this problem; however the best solution is to always be careful how you use your hose.
Please help us provide a safe supply of water to all our customers.
Remember; never stick your hose in anything you would not want to drink.
For more information on cross connections and how to protect against them, call the City of Munford Public Works Department at 901-837-5974.