Cross Connection

The City of Oconomowoc Water Utility delivers safe, high quality drinking water to your tap every day. To continue to protect the public health and keep the water system safe from contaminants and pollutants, we are required by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Department of Commerce, and the City of Oconomowoc Municipal Code to maintain a cross connection program.

The City of Oconomowoc Water Utility has contracted with Hydro Designs Inc. (HDI), of Troy, Michigan and Brookfield, Wisconsin to manage our program. HDI is an environmental services firm that specializes in backflow prevention and cross connection control. They currently manage program services for over 80 municipalities and water utilities in Michigan and Wisconsin.

Over the next 3 years representatives from HDI will perform the initial inspections of all commercial and industrial buildings throughout the city to detect actual and potential cross connections and make recommendations for the installation of backflow prevention devices or assemblies where necessary. This will help ensure that contaminated or polluted water cannot backflow into clean drinking water.