HydroCorp just recently conducted a Facility Risk Assessment for one of the world’s preeminent research hospitals. As always, these surveys remind us that potable water in healthcare facilities is under siege from dozens of threats, including uncontrolled backflow, supply disruptions, or water quality degradation.
For years, public water systems in Michigan have been required to implement a comprehensive cross-connection control program to protect the public water supply from the hazards of unprotected cross connections and backflow events. Many communities prioritized non-residential water customers when they started the program, due to the typically higher hazard risk. However, we’re now seeing more and more communities implement the residential portion of the program.