The City of Goose Creek is responsible for the protection of the public potable water distribution system from contamination or pollution due to the backflow of contaminants or pollutants through the water service connection.
Residential water services are classified as low hazard and come equipped with a non-testable prevention device. Commercial water customers are required to install, test, and maintain a testable backflow prevention assembly on their water service. The type of device required is dependent upon the degree of hazard posed by the service. The type of device is determined upon application for water service.
Each cross-connection control device on the city’s system is required to be tested and certified upon installation and annually thereafter. Certification forms must be turned in to the City of Goose Creek where they are maintained and subject to annual inspection by South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). Customers are notified when their annual inspection and certification is due.