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The next few months, the warm weather will bring people outdoors to work in their yards and gardens and start the process of opening swimming pools. The Dover Water Department 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 the hose is connected to a chemical container, swimming pool or other contaminant during a water main break or in the case of a fire, the substance can be siphoned back into the water system. This condition known as back siphonage could cause a public health hazard.
Anti-Siphoning Devices are available to prevent this problem. The Town of Dover will be glad to visit your property and answer any questions and concerns with possible cross connections. Please help us in continuing to provide a safe supply of water to our customers.
For more information concerning cross connections and how to protect against them Call the Dover Water Plant 931-232-6592.
Insertion Date: May 12, 2020

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