Milcrofton Utility District’s Backflow / Cross Connection Plan

Milcrofton Utility District is a governmental entity under the State of Tennessee. 

  • Milcrofton’s Cross-Connection Policy is a State approved plan. 
  • Milcrofton must treat all customers equitably and does not offer variances to approved policies for its customers. 
  • We cannot grandfather-in subdivisions nor have varying policies and requirements based on where customers live.   

Milcrofton’s Cross Connection Policy was officially adopted by the Milcrofton Board in January 2020.  There can be no deviation from this measurement. 

  • An Irrigation system installed after January 2020 must comply under this policy. 
  • In August of 2021, the Board of Milcrofton revised the policy to allow for the backflow device for residential customers only, a backflow prevention device may be installed up to fifty feet (50′) behind the back of the meter box on the customer’s side and anywhere across the property frontage (laterally) between the property lines, provided that the device may not be located behind a house or behind a fence.  This was done to give more flexibility to homeowners so that they could move the device toward either property line if they desired.  Landscaping, a faux rock, or smooth plastic cover can be used to disguise the backflow device if a customer chooses.
  • Per State regulations a backflow device cannot be installed below ground.
  • All backflow tests must be performed by the District, except that if the customer is another governmental entity, it may test its own backflow prevention device with a technician currently certified by the State of Tennessee and a test kit currently certified as calibrated and accurate. If another governmental entity tests its own device, it must provide the results showing the device passed, along with current certifications for the technician and test kit, to the District.

Milcrofton’s water service ends at the meter box. 

  • Milcrofton technicians do not encroach on a person’s property under the current Cross Connection Policy.
  • Since Milcrofton service ends just beyond the right-of-way, backflow devices must be accessible for inspection in close proximity to the meter box per the Cross Connection Policy.

If you need further information on installing a Reduced Pressure Backflow Preventer please click here: BACKFLOW DETAIL