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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 589 - Rezoning 11450 Riley St from AG Agricultural to R-1 Low-Density Residential
Ordinance 590 - Zoning Text Amendment - Sec. 1.18 - Prohibition for Marihuana Establishments
Ordinance 591 - Amendment to Chapter 37 - Dunton Park Boat Launch 
Ordinance 592 - Rezoning 12685 James St from R-2 Moderate Density Residential to C-2 Community Commercial
Ordinance 593 - Rezoning 168 Aniline Ave from AG Agricultural to Low-Density Residential
Ordinance 594 - Rezoning south of Quincy St and west of 120th Ave from AG Agricultural to R-2A Medium Density Residential
Ordinance 595 - Rezoning 12749 Felch St from OS Office and Services to R-2A Medium Density Residential
Ordinance 596 - Amendments to the text of the Holland Charter Township Code of Ordinances, Appendix A - Zoning
Ordinance 597 - Fireworks Restatement Ordinance
Ordinance 598 - Rezoning northwest corner of Quincy Street and 136th Ave from AG Agricultural to R-1 Low Density Residential
Ordinance 599 - Rezoning northwest corner of Quincy Street and 136th Ave from AG Agricultural to R-2 Moderate Density Residential
Ordinance 600 - Rezoning 12345 Quincy Street from AG Agricultural to I-1 Industrial District
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

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.


The 2014 Parks and Recreation Plan was adopted by the Township Board on January 16, 2014. Implementation of planned projects is subject to when funds become available and when projects are approved by the Board of Trustees

Holland Charter Township 2014 Community Parks and Recreation Plan

Section 1:   Introduction

Section 3:   Recreation Inventory

Section 5:   Community Survey

Section 7:   Goals and Objectives

Section 10:  Existing Park Inventory and Master Plans*

Section 12:  Appendices*
*Available for review at Township Offices



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.