City of Fort Smith, Arkansas

Utility Department

Cross Connection

Cross-Connection Control Program


The Cross-Connection Control Program was established by Ordinance 50-01 for the protection of the public water system of the City of Fort Smith from the possibility of hazards from backflow into the public water system. The purpose of the program is to eliminate or control cross-connections, actual or potential, thereby protecting the public water system from the User’s service connection.

The program was established to provide for the maintenance of a continuing program of cross-connection control that will systematically prevent a hazard from affecting the public water system.
   
Cross-Connection Control Program (PDF) »

Standard Installation Requirements


Where required all backflow prevention assemblies must be installed in accordance with Division 8 of the City of Fort Smith’s Cross-Connection Control Program.  For the installers convenience a quick reference guide for the installation of an approved backflow prevention assembly is provided.

Approved Backflow Prevention Assembly Typical Requirements (PDF) »

Plans & Standard Installation Notes


Plans for the installation of backflow prevention assemblies on water service lines are required to be submitted to the Utility Department.  Plans must include current standard installation notes.  Standard installation notes for a Reduced Pressure Zone Assembly (Domestic, Irrigation, or Irrigation Combined water services) and a Detector Double Check Valve Assembly (Fire Protection water service only) are provided.

Standard Installation Notes for a Reduced Pressure Zone Assembly (PDF) »

Standard Installation Notes for a Detector Double Check Valve Assembly (PDF) »

Tester Technicians


The City of Fort Smith’s Cross-Connection Control Program requires all Backflow Assembly tests to be performed by a certified Assembly Testing Technician licensed by the Arkansas Department of Health. As a service to our customers a list of certified testers active in the local area is provided.
        
List of Certified Backflow Assembly Testing Technicians (PDF) »

Contact Us


Questions about the Cross-Connection Control Program? Contact:

John Beard, Cross-Connection Coordinator 
City of Fort Smith Utility Department
801 Carnall Avenue, Suite 500 / Fort Smith, AR 72901

Phone: (479) 494-3913
Fax: (479) 494-3909
jbeard@fortsmithar.gov

 

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Chad Bethel, Cross-Connection Technician

City of Fort Smith Utility Department 
801 Carnall Avenue, Suite 500 / Fort Smith, AR 72901

Phone: (479) 494-3902
Fax: (479) 494-3909

cbethel@fortsmithar.gov