Installing and maintaining backflow prevention devices is an essential part of ensuring the Cedar Rapids water supply remains clean and safe. The City of Cedar Rapids cross connection control program (backflow prevention) is managed by Backflow Solutions, Inc. (BSI). Through the use of a web-based tracking program called BSI Online, BSI provides a more efficient and cost-effective means of managing the City’s inventory of backflow prevention assemblies.
What is Backflow?
Learn the basic terminology used to describe backflow and its causes.
Property owners, plumbers and certified tests all have responsibilities.
Device Test Entry
Installers and testers can enter device testing results electronically through Backflow Solutions, Inc. (BSI). By clicking the link above and the button below, you will be leaving the City of Cedar Rapids website and going to the BSI website, which is an external link.
Why Prevent Backflow?
Learn what can happen if devices are not installed or maintained.
The EPA and the Iowa DNR have established requirements that must be followed.