Backflow Prevention

Backflow Prevention Inspections

Under the provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act and EPA guidelines, the Village (water supplier) is held responsible for compliance and enforcement of all cross‐connection and backflow regulations and standards. In order to comply with this obligation, the management of the Village’s Cross‐Connection Control Program has been contracted to Backflow Solutions Inc. (BSI). BSI offers this service as a web based, online accessible, automated backflow tracking system known as BSI Online. (See attached information).

In order for the Village to comply with Environmental Protection Agency regulations, we require any business or residential home with an RPZ devise for backflow prevention to have it inspected yearly by a licensed plumber. Homes with a water meter larger than 1" in diameter and homes with sprinkler systems also require installation of RPZ devices and must have them inspected yearly.

Letters are sent in April and the inspections must be completed by July. If you have any questions, call the Public Works Department at (630) 323-4733.

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