Public health officials have long been concerned about cross-connections and backflow connections in plumbing systems and in public drinking water supply distribution systems. Such cross-connections, which make possible the contamination of potable water, are ever-present dangers.
Qualify under new Minnesota training requirements (ASSE accredited).
This course trains plumbers, sprinkler fitters, utility personnel, maintenance personnel and industrial and private water purveyors in procedures for testing and troubleshooting of back flow prevention assemblies. You will learn about the need for water supply protection, the potential hazards of cross-connection and the methods, devices and assemblies available to protect the water supply. State and local rules and regulations will be discussed.
In hands-on workshop sessions, you will learn to test and troubleshoot backflow prevention assemblies. Backflow test gauges will be available for your use.
• Introduction to Cross-Connection Control and Backflow prevention
• Backflow Prevention methods
• Review of RPZ, DCVA, SVB and PVB assemblies
• Backflow Prevention devices
Upon completion of the course, the participants will receive sufficient information and skills to pass the American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE) Examination. On the last day of the training the certification examination will be administered. This consists of a written examination and a hands-on examination. The exam for an initial tester certification consists of 100 questions. Presently, the initial certification candidate must demonstrate the field test procedure for a reduced pressure principle assembly, double check valve assembly, pressure vacuum breaker assembly, and spill-resistant vacuum breakers without notes or assistance.
Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certification pre-requisite: Five years of industry-related experience.
Bring to Class:
Materials will be provided on the first day of class.
Where to Go:
Anoka Technical College
1355 West Hwy 10
Anoka, MN 55303