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Backflow Prevention and Sprinkling System Testing

Inground sprinkling systems must be inspected and tested by July 1

Ohio EPA regulations and local compliance laws require the annual inspection of all backflow prevention devices by a certified inspector. Testing the backflow prevention device will keep contaminated surface water from backing into the sprinkler and entering the public water system. Avon Lake Regional Water does not charge backflow contractors any fees.

You must have the backflow prevention device inspected and tested each year. Copies of the test results must be submitted to Avon Lake Regional Water by the July 1 deadline. Failure to comply will result in a $50.00 penalty. Continued failure to comply will result in your water being shut off and a standard turn-on fee applied.

Failure to file the test report  within 10 days of activating the system may result in a fine and possible loss of water service.

Please contact us for a list of certified backflow inspectors. We can either email you the list or you can pick one up at the office from 8:00 am to 4:30 p.m. during business hours. You  can download a copy of the backflow test report at our web site or pick one up at the Avon Lake Regional Water, 201 Miller Road. For additional information, call  440-933-6226 or email


Download Backflow Test Report (Rev’16)