Board of Public Affairs:
Nick Rundo, Board Chairman
Board Members: Adam Miller, Curt Johnson
Bonnie Richards, Council Representative
Jake Neill - Utilities Supervisor
Consumer Confidence Report:
The BPA oversees the operations at the water and waste water treatment plants.
Board of Public Affairs Rules and Regulations
Water and sewer bills are sent after the 21st of every month and are due by the 21st of the following month. All accounts not paid by the due date will have a 10% late fee added to them for each billing cycle they are late.
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If you would like to submit a payment plan, please fill out the Payment Plan Form and send it in to the Office.
The Board of Public Affairs meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. on the second floor of the Burton Public Library.
Final Readings: All final readings of water/sewer accounts are completed twice a week (Monday & Friday). Please call the Office for more information at 440-834-4474.
2022 Water/Sewer rates - not available at this time
For questions about your bill, please call the Water/Sewer Clerk at 440-834-4474.
Back Flow Preventors
Please report suspected cross-connections to the Backflow Office by calling 440-834-1408.
Backflow Test Reports:
All submitted Backflow Test Reports must be complete and legible and submitted to the Village by 11/30 of each year.
Forms are accepted though email, mail, and drop off in the water/sewer drop box.
Please mail to:
Village of Burton
P.O. Box 408
Burton, OH 44021
Find a Certified Tester:
To find a certified tester for a backflow prevention device, check the Ohio Department of Commerce website
Contact Water & Waste Water Treatment Plant:
Water & Waste Water Treatment Plant
13875 Memorial Drive
Burton, OH 44021
You may also email reports to email@example.com
Backflow can be described as "a reversal of the normal direction of flow within a piping system" or as "the flow of water or other liquids, mixtures or substances into the distribution pipes of a potable water supply from any source other than the intended source of the potable water supply."
The potential for a backflow condition occurring in a water system is all too likely in many of our homes, factories and public buildings. The existence of improper plumbing connections presents cross-connections that may, under backflow conditions, permit the water to flow the wrong way within the piping.
The probability of backflow taking place at any given outlet may actually be very small. But in view of a large number of service connections, the multiple cross-connections at each service connection and the potential for cross-connections to be created, then the probability becomes very significant and must be dealt with in a positive manner.
A cross-connection can be described as “any arrangement whereby backflow can occur”, or as “any arrangement of pipes, fittings, fixtures, or devices that connects a non-potable water system to a potable water system”. It is the point at which a water-using fixture is connected to the water user’s potable water system.
An Unprotected Cross- Connection:
An unprotected cross-connection provides the path or route through which backflow can occur, and it can be:
- Actual or potential
- Direct (subject to backpressure and backsiphonage) such as a boiler or indirect (subject to backsiphonage only) such as a toilet tank fill valve
- Permanent or temporary
- Boiler make-up lines
- Chiller make-up lines
- Commercial grade dishwashers
- Commercial grade garbage disposals or grinders
- Fire protection systems
- Hand-held lawn sprayers
- Hose bibs with a hose attached
- Irrigation systems
- A janitor’s sink with a hose attached
- Pressure washers
- Soap, sanitizer or wax induction systems
- Spray hoses
- Suction tees or aspirators
- Tanks or vats with a submerged inlet
- Toilet tanks
- X-rays and photo developing equipment
Backsiphonage can be described as “a reversal of the normal direction of flow in a piping system due to a drop in the supply pressure to the point where a vacuum, partial vacuum or negative pressure occurs in the upstream piping”.
Backsiphonage can be caused in the water user’s system by insufficient internal piping hydraulic capacity, by a drop in pressure in the user’s upstream piping, or by a drop in pressure in the public water system. Generally, backsiphonage occurs more frequently in the water user’s system inside the building and on the upper floors, than to the public water system since the volume or duration of a backsiphonage condition is usually not of sufficient quantity or duration to reach the public water system.
Backsiphonage can be caused:
- In the public water system by a water main break
- By a break in the consumer’s piping
- If the water is turned off for maintenance or repair
- If a fire hydrant is struck
- If the fire department is drawing water to fight a fire
- By any abnormally heavy water use from the water main
Backpressure can be described as “a reversal of the normal direction of flow in a piping system due to a downstream pressure that is greater than the normal supply pressure”. When the pressure is greater in a water user’s water system than the pressure in the public water system, then the water will reverse its normal direction of flow and move towards the public water system.
Backpressure can be created by:
- Internal pumping systems
- Any other system that can create a water pressure that is greater than the normal supply pressure
So if a fixture, such as a boiler, creates a pressure greater than the supply pressure then there will be backflow unless the appropriate backflow prevention device is installed. Pumps on secondary or auxiliary water system installations are a primary cause of backpressure and can be found at a variety of premises.
A typical backflow situation involving pumps is illustrated by visualizing a pump supplying well water to a plumbing system that is also connected to the public water supply. If the pump is capable of producing a higher pressure than the public water system or if the public water system pressure should drop, then the pump can discharge its water through the internal plumbing system into the public water main.
Water and Sewer Payments
Water and sewer payments can be mailed in, or dropped in the white mailbox in the rear lot of the Library, marked, "Water/Sewer Payments". You can also bring them up to the Village Office (second floor, Library). If you would prefer, you can make a payment online. You'll need your account number (on your bill) and the amount you will be paying. Accessing the "E-Payment" screen works best from a laptop or desktop computer; those using a phone or tablet may experience delays. Simply select the red button marked, "Make an ePayment, below. The first time you use the service, you will be asked to set up an account, which can then be used for all future payments. *Please note that online payments are paid through a third party, which charges a charge of $0.34 per transaction as well as an additional fee of 3% of the total paid.