North Canton Backflow Prevention Program

As of October 1, 2020, the City of North Canton has partnered with Backflow Solutions, Inc. (BSI Online) to ensure a high quality cross-connection control program. Please contact BSI Online with any questions at 1-800-414-4990 or bsionline@backflow.com.  To access the website click the link below:

https://bsionline.com/

Overview

The City of North Canton’s Backflow Prevention Program ensures clean and safe drinking water by preventing home or business water systems that may be subject to water flowing backward through pipes from contaminating the City's water supply.

Backflow Polices:

  1. Businesses
  2. Residents

It is the policy of North Canton to require all businesses to have the minimum of a double check valve assembly backflow installed for containment purposes. If the degree of hazard is assessed to be higher, than a reduced pressure principle assembly must be installed as required by the Ohio Administrative Code. These assemblies are to be inspected annually by a plumber with a DOC backflow certification at the expense of the water consumer.

For Backflow Assembly Installation: Backflow assemblies must be installed by a plumber with a DOC Backflow Certification. It is also a requirement that the plumber be a registered plumber in the City of North Canton and that a permit be issued. Contact the City of North Canton Permits Department at 330-499-5557 to obtain a permit.

More Information

All local laws pertaining to backflow prevention can be found in Chapter 935 of the Codified Ordinances.

The following information is provided by the various organizations involved with providing backflow protection: