The Water Department has a Backflow Prevention Program run under the direction from the Ohio EPA to protect the consumer from any potential hazards. This authority is derived from the Ohio Revised Code section 6109.13 and the Ohio Administrative Code section 3745-95.
A backflow containment assembly is required to be installed after the meter for all industrial and commercial accounts. The installation of a backflow containment assembly must be completed by a licensed plumber. Testing of a backflow assembly, which is required when installed and every twelve months thereafter, must be completed by a certified backflow tester. A certified backflow tester is typically a licensed plumber. Installation and testing of a backflow containment assembly is the responsibility of the water consumer.