City of Grosse Pointe Farms

Cross Connection Program

The Cross-Connection Control Program became necessary when the federal government enacted the Safe Drinking Water Act in 1974, placing responsibility for cross connection control on the local water supplier. The Water Supply Cross Connection Rules were adopted in 1978, by reference to the administrative rules under the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act.

The City outsources this work to a knowledgeable, Michigan based company, HydroDesigns. They have been managing the program since 2003.