July 1, 2014
This position paper is presented as a united effort with the organizations listed below to enhance the safety of the drinking water and quality of cross connection control and backflow prevention programs throughout the world. We, the undersigned believe properly trained and certified backflow prevention assembly testers are of paramount importance to any effective cross connection control program. To further this goal we endorse and recommend the following as a minimum of best industry practices for backflow prevention assembly tester, training, certification and recertification.
American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA), ASSE International (ASSE), Backflow Prevention Association of Australia (BPAA), Backflow Prevention Manufacturers Association (BPMA), International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), IAPMO Backflow Prevention Institute (IAPMO BPI), and United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA).
1 RP - Reduced Pressure Principle Backflow Prevention Assembly; DC – Double Check Valve Backflow Prevention Assembly; PVB – Pressure Vacuum Breaker Backsiphonage Prevention Assembly; SVB – Spill-Resistant Pressure Vacuum Breaker Backsiphonage Prevention Assembly