Welcome to the City of North Canton’s Backflow Prevention Program. This a program that is dedicated to clean and safe drinking water.
The Ohio Administrative Code requires that all lawn irrigation system backflows be either a reduced pressure principle assembly or a pressure vacuum breaker. It is also required that these backflow assemblies be inspected annually by a plumber with a DOC backflow certification at the expense of the water consumer.
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.
The following information is provided by the various organizations involved with providing backflow protection:
To obtain a copy of the North Canton Backflow Ordinance 35-06, please contact:
North Canton Backflow Prevention Program
North Canton City Council Office
Request ordinance number 40-05