The motto of the Backflow Prevention Institute® is safe water through plumbing code compliance. Proper training and certification are the keys to achieving that goal. IAPMO's Backflow Prevention Institute is the industry's resource for backflow prevention and cross-connection control. It provides professional training exceeding the industry standards established by the ASSE International.

Water Institute researchers from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health are partnering with IAPMO in an "Innovation Lab" to find ways to reduce recontamination in utility-owned water system pipes, buildings and homes.



Plumbing & Mechanical Chief Editor Nicole Krawcke interviews Sean Cleary, vice president of industry programs and Backflow Prevention Institute operations for IAPMO, about the importance of backflow prevention, how codes are influencing backflow preventers, why the industry needs more certified testers and more.


Listen to Lance MacNevin, Director of Engineering for PPI's Building & Construction Division, in our News segment; Sean Cleary, Vice President of Operations for IAPMO's Backflow Prevention Institute, in our Trends segment; and Trevor Martin and Jeremy Meyers, both of Local UA 400 out of Northeast Wisconsin. 

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