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(1) This article establishes minimum standards for the district to protect the public potable water supply from possible contamination or pollution due to backflow or backsiphonage from an owner’s private internal system into the public potable water system.

(2) This article establishes minimum cross connection control operating policies and requirements for installation, testing, and maintenance of approved backflow assemblies and describes (other) annual inspection requirements for existing and new backflow assemblies.

(3) The purpose of this article is not to create or otherwise establish or designate any particular class or group of persons who will or should be especially protected or benefited by the terms of this article. This article is applicable to all connections to the Silver Lake Water and Sewer District water system. [Res. 835 § 3 (Exh. 3), 2022; Res. 735 § 1, 2017.]