Backflow Testing

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It's the Law:

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) requires that all installers and testers be licensed in the State of Indiana. They must be licensed under the University of Southern California training program.

Hydrant Permits:

Hydrant permits are required before any water may be used for construction or any other purpose. A hydrant permit may be obtained by contacting the Business Office at 258-1636 or 258-1646, between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm, M-F. Any unauthorized use of a Mishawaka fire hydrant is considered theft and will be subject to fines and/or criminal prosecution, pursuant to the Mishawaka Utilities Water Division Terms and Conditions, Section 18-3.3.

Available Resources:

Additional Contacts:

  • Mr. Rick Miranda, Special Projects Manager, IDEM,
    (317) 308-3300
  • For Mishawaka plumbing and electrical questions, contact the Planning & Development Department.
  • For futher information concerning requirements in Mishawaka, contact Frank Unruh, Meter/Backflow Supervisor, at (574) 258-1652 or FAX at (574) 258-1711.

Installation/Testing Report:

The Cross-Connection & Backflow form (or approved equal containing this information) must be completed in triplicate. The customer whose device is tested and the testing entity are to retain one copy each, with the third copy submitted within 5 working days of the install or repair to Mishawaka Utilities, 126 N. Church St., Mishawaka, IN 46544.


Example of an illegal backflow installation

Use of hydrant without a permit is considered theft.


Water Division

401 E. Jefferson Blvd.

Mishawaka, IN  46545

Phone (574) 258-1652

Fax (574) 258-1711



Dave Majewski

Phone (574) 258-1652