Cross Connection Control Program

The Village of Bensenville supplies potable water that exceeds the requirements of the EPA to its residents daily. Before the water is pumped to your home or business, it has gone through careful treatment and numerous tests to ensure its quality.

In 1974 Congress established the Safe Drinking Water Act (SWDA) to protect human health from contaminants in drinking water and to prevent contamination of existing groundwater supplies. This act and its amendments (1986 & 1996) require many actions to protect drinking water and its sources. One of the actions is the installation and maintenance of an approved backflow prevention assembly at the water service connection where a potential hazard is determined to exist in the customer's system. Without proper protection devices, cross-connections can occur, causing potentially dangerous situations.

The Village has contracted with Aqua Backflow of Elgin, IL to manage the Village's Cross Connection Control Program. Any water customer that requires a backflow device on their property is required to test their backflow prevention devices and submit these results to Aqua Backflow. Submit test results for a backflow device.

Effective immediately, all backflow test results must be submitted on There is a $13.95 submission fee for each test. Do not forward test results to Bensenville or others, as they will not be accepted. Note that tests are not considered to be submitted until paid for.

If you have questions or need further information, please visit Aqua Backflow’s website. You may contact Aqua Backflow directly at (847) 742-2296 or email

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