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On September 26, 2011, the Evanston City Council provisionally adopted ordinance 50-O-11 requiring all those who install, repair, alter, remove, certify and test cross connection control devices within the boundaries of the City of Evanston to obtain a Cross Connection Control (C3) Contractor License. As of May 1, 2012, only City of Evanston Cross Connection Control Device Testing & Certification Reports submitted by a licensed C3 Contractor will be accepted by the City.

Provisionally Adopted Cross Connection Control Code

How do I become a licensed C3 Contractor?

The C3 Contractor License can be obtained through the Utilities Department, Water & Sewer Division at no charge. To obtain a C3 Contractor License, please complete the application form below and return it to the Utilities Department by mail at the above address, by fax to 847-475-8851, or by email to tnamovicz@cityofevanston.org.

C3 Contractor Application Form

What are the requirements for a C3 Contractor?

C3 Contractors must be licensed by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency as Cross Connection Control Device Inspectors (CCCDI). They must also have an approved C3 license from the City of Evanston. C3 Contractors must comply with all regulations related to the installation, repair, alteration, removal, certification and testing of cross connection control devices. In addition, all testing and certification of testable backflow prevention devices must be submitted using the approved City of Evanston Testing and Certification Report.

CCCD Testing & Certification Report

Are there any permits required to install a backflow prevention device?

Yes. Each device installed requires a separate permit. Permits can be obtained from the Building Permits Desk located at Room 3510 at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Avenue.

CCCD Permit Application

CCCD Plumbing Worksheet 2014

Are there any requirements regarding the installation of a backflow prevention device?

Yes. An approved permit for each device must be obtained prior to the installation of a backflow prevention device. Installation must be done by a licensed C3 Contractor. The installation and initial certification must be witnessed by a City of Evanston plumbing inspector prior to the system being placed into service.

RPZ Retrofit Installation Guide

Are there any requirements regarding the testing and certification of a backflow prevention device?

Yes. Testing and certification must be completed by a licensed C3 Contractor. All results must be submitted to the Utilities Department on a City of Evanston Testing and Certification Report Form. The form must be submitted no later than 10 calendar days after completion of the testing and certification to the Utilities Department by mail at 555 Lincoln Street, Evanston, IL 60201, by fax to 847-475-8851, or by email to tnamovicz@cityofevanston.org.