BACKFLOW CROSS CONNECTION
The City of Reidsville is committed to providing our customers with safe, high quality drinking water. In our effort to do this, the City Council adopted a Backflow and Cross Connection Ordinance to ensure the protection of our community’s water system. The Ordinance requires:
- Commercial and Industrial water customers to have an approved RPZ backflow prevention assembly installed.
- Residential water customers with irrigation systems are also required to have an approved assembly installed.
Backflow Prevention assemblies are required by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency and the State of North Carolina to safeguard water systems. Please click on the following links to learn more about backflow cross connect prevention.
Backflow Cross Connection Ordinance
NC Certified BFCC Testers
4th Graders Annual Water Festival
Fats, Oils & Grease Program
In an effort to comply with recent State regulations, the City of Reidsville Public Works Department has developed a F.O.G. (Fats, Oil and Grease) program. The program’s main goal is to prevent the accumulation of cooking grease in the sanitary sewer system. The City currently has over 60 food service establishments participating in this program. The purpose of the program is to enable the City to comply with applicable federal/state laws and to aid in the prevention of sanitary sewer overflows and/or blockages.
A leading cause of sewer blockages across North Carolina is the accumulation of fats, oils and grease (FOG) in household and commercial kitchens where large amounts of fats, oils and grease are produced. These by-products of cooking are not good for the sanitary sewer system. Over time they begin to stick to the sides of the sewer lines and build up, eventually causing a backup. The blockages cause sanitary sewer overflows into local waterways and backups into nearby homes and businesses. The maintenance cost associated with the blockages is passed along to all sewer customers. This additional cost would be unnecessary if the problem did not exist. Clearly, the prevention of grease entering into our sanitary sewers is the key to solving this problem. Increasing public awareness of the importance of routine maintenance and servicing of grease interceptors (traps) will be a crucial aspect of our program and will play a large role in enabling us to provide services for our community in a safe, cost-effective manner.