Cross Connection Program

The Sangamon Valley Public Water District is required to implement an active cross-connection control program.  A cross-connection is any situation that allows a potable (safe) water source and a non-potable (contaminated) water source the opportunity to come into contact with each other.  The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are responsible for ensuring that cross-connections do not occur through the enforcement of cross-connection control regulations. A cross-connection between potable and non-potable water sources may cause anything from contamination of plumbing to sickness and even death of consumers.


The first step in implementing an approved program is the passage of an ordinance that is then submitted to the IEPA.  This ordinance has been passed and has been approved by the IEPA.


The second step in the program is a survey of all customers served by our public water supply.  Enclosed is a survey that we hope you will complete and return to the Sangamon Valley Public Water District by May 1st, 2024.  You can return this survey by mail or email.


Simply mark all plumbing fixtures that you have in your home or business.  If you have other fixtures that are not listed, please mark in the “Other” spaces.


After we receive your survey, we will review the data and determine if an inspection of your plumbing is needed.  If it requires an inspection, you will be notified by mail.


These surveys are required by the IEPA and must be completed.  If the water department does not receive your completed survey by the above-stated date water department personnel will contact you to set a date at which time department personnel will conduct the survey.


We thank you for your cooperation on this matter.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call or email Marc Sellers at 217-586-2534.