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Posted on: December 20, 2020

Backflow Preventer Survey

All residents and businesses should have received a mailing from the Backflow Solutions Inc. (BSI) on behalf of the Village. It has come to our attention that the recent mailing may not have included supplemental information.

The backflow information included in the mailing is mandated to be completed every three years by the IEPA. We additionally used this mailing to collect important information about our upcoming Lead Service Line Replacement program (LSLR). We have posted the supplemental information Lead Pipe Procedures that explains how to properly identify your water service material type. We apologize for the miscommunication and if you have any questions please contact Public Works at 630-773-2455. 

The Village of Itasca has contracted with Backflow Solutions, Inc. (BSI Online), a backflow data management firm that develops and maintains a comprehensive backflow prevention program, to assist in collecting important information about the Village's water system. As part of this effort, we are attempting to determine whether you residence has lead water or a backflow preventer.


First, the Village of Itasca is applying for funding that covers 100% of the cost of the removal of existing lead service lines from the water main under the street to the water meter located inside a residence. While lead exposure remains limited according to our testing results, the federal government has released funds to assist with the financial burden of water service line replacement. To aid in the planning and design efforts, the Village is collecting important information about your water service material type in your home. Please follow the directions for properly identifying your service line material type (see the included insert) and reporting directions below. If you require help identifying your service material type, please contact Itasca Public Works at (630) 773-2455.


Secondly, the Village is performing a Cross-Connection Control Survey, which is required by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). Cross connections within the public water supply are a serious concern, as they can allow contaminants or pollutants to enter the public water system through what is called “backflow” occurs when a drop in water pressure causes your water to flow in the opposite direction. This can allow contaminated or polluted water to flow back into your drinking water unless the backflow preventer is working properly.

Please file your survey report online at www.backflow.com/itasca. Alternatively, you may complete this Water Survey Form and mail it back to: 

Cross-Connection Control Program

PO Box 246

Worth, IL 60482

Should you have any questions, please contact Backflow Solutions, Inc at (800) 414-4990 or bsionline@backflow.com. 

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