Backflow essentials

Research projects

AWWA Committees

AWWA Videos

The Cross Connection Control Committee under the Distribution & Plant Operations Division produced two short videos in 2012 highlighting the importance of proper selection and installation of backflow preventer and cross connection control devices.

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Search decades of archived articles published in Journal AWWA and Opflow on this and many other related topics.

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This manual describes the causes and prevention of backflow and cross-connections in potable water systems.

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AWWA policy statements

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USEPA provides a range of backflow prevention and CCC resources:  In addition, stakeholders in the Revised Total Coliform Rule agreed to certain research regarding backflow prevention and CCC: