backflow prevention device

The Backflow Prevention and Cross Connection Control Resource Community is intended to keep the water industry informed about current resources, tools, issues and developments related to backflow prevention and cross connection control. 

If you have any questions or updates to share, please submit them to AWWA.

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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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Journal - American Water Works Association, a professional and scholarly journal published continuously since 1914, is the most respected publication in the water industry. 
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Written primarily by AWWA members, Opflow provides technically detailed case studies and how-to articles that help readers provide safe water to all.Visit Opflow.

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Events calendar

How to Install High Pressure Steam Pipes?
March 12, 2017 / Chengdu, Sichuan China

Design-Build for Water/Wastewater
March 19, 2018 / Portland, CO

ACE18 - AWWA Annual Conference & Exposition
June 11, 2018 / Las Vegas, NV

Singapore International Water Week
July 08, 2018 / Marina Bay Sands, Asia Singapore

Water Infrastructure Conference & Exposition
October 28, 2018 / Atlanta, GA

M14: Backflow Prevention and Cross-Connection Control: Recommended Practices, Fourth Edition 

M14 manual

M14, published in 2015, features the latest information on the causes and prevention of backflow and cross-connections in potable water systems. 

Learn more about M14

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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:

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