Cross Connection Program

As the official custodian of the water distribution system that serves the community, the Village of Northbrook is required by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) to adopt an active cross connection program to minimize the risk of backflow contamination in the public water system. This program has two primary components:

Annual Backflow Prevention Inspection

The Village is required to regularly monitor the condition of all known backflow prevention devices in the Village. As part of this, Illinous Plumbing Code requires that all property owners with backflow prevention devices submit their annual inspection documents for recordkeeping to the Village. For those wishing to submit their annual inspection report online, pleasesubmit your documentation at this link

Biennial Cross Connection Survey

As the official custodian of the water distribution system that serves your location, the Village of Northbrook is required by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) to adopt an active cross connection program to minimize the risk of backflow contamination in the public water system. A component of this program is to conduct a survey on a biennial basis to compile and update an inventory of cross connection control devices.

This survey has two main objectives: (i) assisting property owners with determining if they have any backflow prevention devices on their property and (ii) reconciling the information provided by the survey with the Village’s records. Currently, the survey is being used solely to gather information to ensure that the Village has an accurate count of devices and their purpose.

If you are a commercial business and would like to complete the survey, please complete the form at this link. 

Questions

For any questions, please contact Deanna Hardt at 847-664-4126.