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Things You Need to Know About Cross Connections

Holland Charter Township operates a Cross Connection Control program in accordance with the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act part 14.

A cross connection occurs when a non-potable water comes in contact with the public water supply, which can contaminate the drinking water system through backpressure, backsiphonage or both. Backsiphonage can occur when the pressure in the public distribution system drops. Normally this pressure is high enough to prevent backflow, but certain events such as water main breaks, fire hydrant flushing, or firefighting can lower the system pressure enough to cause a backflow event. Backpressure can occur when the pressure in a private water system is higher than the pressure in the public water system.

By law, it is the customer’s responsibility to install and maintain all backflow prevention devices on their property. It is Holland Charter Township’s responsibility to ensure its customers comply with all state and local cross connection rules or laws.

Examples of Cross Connection:

  • Water driven sump pumps connected to city water

  • Yard sprinkling system

  • Private well connected to city water

  • Water pipes connected a boiler treated with chemicals

  • Faucet connected to a hose

  • Fire protection for a home or building

Additional Resources and Documents

Ordinance 590 - Zoning Text Amendment - Sec. 1.18 - Prohibition for Marihuana Establishments
Ordinance 591 - Amendment to Chapter 37 - Dunton Park Boat Launch 
Ordinance 596 - Amendments to the text of the Holland Charter Township Code of Ordinances, Appendix A - Zoning
Ordinance 597 - Fireworks Restatement Ordinance
Ordinance 601 - Sewer System and Water System Amendment Ordinance
Ordinance 602 - Zoning Text Amendment - Farm Animals at Public and Private Schools
Ordinance 603 - Rezoning 12640 James St from I-2 Industrial to C-2 Community Commercial
Ordinance 604 - Rezoning 12191 and 12199 Felch Street from C-1 Neighborhood Commercial, AG Agricultural and R-2 Moderate Density Residential to R-3 High Density Residential
Ordinance 605 - Rezoning 3641 104th Ave  from AG Agricultural to R-1 Low Density Residential
Ordinance 606 - Temporary Slow - No Wake Ordinance - Slow No Wake Map
Ordinance 607 - The HOM Flats Tax Exemption Ordinance
Ordinance 608 - Rezoning 11069 Mason St from AG - Agricultural to R-1 Low Density Residential
Ordinance 609 - Zoning Text Amendment - Sec. 10.7 - Off-Street Loading
Ordinance 610 - Rezoning 113 104th Ave from AG Agricultural to R-1 Low Denisity Residential
Ordinance 611 - International Fire Code Ordinance
Ordinance 612 - International Property Maintenance Code
Ordinance 613 - Rezoning - 2763 120th - C-1 Neighborhood Commercial to C-2 Community Commercial
First Reading - 12501 Greenly Street from AG Agricultural to R-3 High Density Residential
First Reading - 300 N Franklin from Ag Agricultural to R-1 Low Density Residential and R-2 Medium Density Residential
First Reading - 0 120th Ave from AG Agricultural to R-3 High Density Residential
First Reading - 0 Felch St from C-2 Community Commercial to O-S Office Services District


Code of Ordinances (all other Ordinances)
Appendix A (Zoning)

Holland Charter Township has adopted a new ordinance regulating the ignition, discharge, and use of consumer fireworks.  Please be advised that the use of consumer fireworks are only permitted on the day preceding, the day of, and the day after a national holiday.  Consumer fireworks may not be discharged during the hours of 1:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.  Please review the Fireworks Ordinance for a complete list of the rules and regulations pertaining to the use of consumer fireworks in Holland Township.


Solicitors and peddlers working within the Township must obtain a license prior to conducting any soliciting.  The application must be completed and submitted to the Community Development Department.  Please allow at least three days for reviewing applications and conducting background checks.  Solicitors and peddlers must adhere to all regulations contained in the Ordinance, which include, but are not limited to:  hours, prohibited activities, licensing requirements, ect.