The City of Bedford has partnered with BSI to assist with maintaining backflow records and with giving water users, who are required to maintain backflow preventers, testing reminders.  CLICK HERE for a list of plumbers who will are able to perform the test.   All tests must be submitted through BSI.



Backflow prevention is a requirement of the State of Ohio Department of Commerce, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and the City of Bedford Water Department.  The purpose of the backflow preventer is to prevent any possible contamination of water flowing back into the public water system.  The device is to be tested no less than once every 12 months to insure its proper operation.

CLICK HERE for an example of how backflow can occur in a residential setting.

Backflow Example


Contact Bob Depew with the City of Bedford at (440) 735-6585 or by emailing



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