Water Treatment Plant Backflow Prevention Information
Utilities Director: Larry F. Broughton
|The Backflow and Cross-Connection Control Program for the City of Sidney is overseen by the Sidney Water Treatment Plant and the Shelby County Health Department. The regulations governing the Backflow and Cross-Connection Control Program can be found in the City of Sidney Codified Ordinance, in section 911.03 and the Ohio Administrative Code in section 3745-95-01 through 3745-95-08.
The Backflow and Cross-Connection Control Program oversees the installation and testing of backflow devices on water service lines to isolate the potable water system from contaminates that could backflow into the potable water system. The types of facilities that are required to have backflow devices are Hospitals, Laboratories, Sewage Treatment Plants, Chemical Plants, Irrigation Systems, and other facilities who (in the judgment of the Utilities Director or the Water Plant Superintendent) potentially could have a cross-connection between the public water system and a potentially hazardous substance.
Backflow Prevention Devices are required to be inspected and tested by a person certified by the State of Ohio Department of Commerce once installed and every 12 months thereafter. The device must be dismantled, inspected internally, cleaned, and repaired whenever needed and at least every 30 months.
A permit is required prior to the installation and/or inspection of a backflow device. This is obtained at the Shelby County Health Department. All test results must be sent to the Shelby County Health Department.