Tiptonville Water System issues notice

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Over the next few weeks, the cooler temperatures will bring people outdoors to work in their yards, finish gardening and begin getting swimming pools ready for winter. The Tiptonville Water System would like to ensure that our customers are aware of the dangers associated with these activities. A garden hose submersed in any liquid or attached to certain devices used to spray pesticides or herbicides forms a cross connection. A cross connection is a situation where a possible source of contamination is directly linked to our public water system. This condition, known as back siphonage,
could cause a public health hazard. Devices are available to prevent this problem; however the best solution is to always be careful how you use your hose.
Please help us provide a safe supply of water to all of our customers.
Remember; never stick your hose in anything you would not drink. For more information on cross connections and how to protect against them, call Kent Roberson at 731-253-8428.

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