Water & Sewer

Board of Public Affairs

Board Chairman: Bill Pinkava

Board Members: Nick Rundo, Curt Johnson

Council Representative: Nick Tromba

Utilities Supervisor: Jake Neill

Point of Sales Inspections with the Village of Burton Utility Operator can be scheduled Monday or Friday ONLY. Please call the Village Office at 440-834-4474 with questions.

If you are having any issue with a sewer backup, please contact the village utilities at 440-834-1408 between 7AM-3PM AFTER hours please call the Village Police Department at 440-834-1234.

Water & Sewer Rates

Water: $19.19 for 0-1,666 gallons, $10.39 per 1,000 gallons over the minimum

Sewer: $31.79 for 0-1,666 gallons, $16.44 per 1,000 gallons over the minimum

Water Tap In: $2,767.46

Sewer Tap In: $15,033.89

Water & Sewer Accounts

Check the Office for More Information

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. Click here to print out ACH Form.

If you would like to submit a payment plan, please fill out the Payment Plan Form and send it into 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.

For questions about your bill, please call the Water/Sewer Clerk at 440-834-4474.

Backflow 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 through email, mail, and drop-off in the water/sewer drop box.

Fax: 440.834.1446

Please mail to:

Village of Burton
Utilities Department
P.O. Box 408
Burton, OH 44021

Contact Water & Waste Water Treatment Plant:
Phone: 440-834-1408
Email: burtonvillagewaterdept@outlook.com

Physical Address:
13875 Memorial Drive
Burton, OH 44021

You may also email reports to 1villageofburton@sbcglobal.net


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.


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.

Cross Connection

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

Common Examples

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

Water & 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.