Monthly Archives: March 2014


If you are interested in becoming a certified backflow tester, follow the links below. Choose the area where you will be working, unfortunately there is no national standard certification procedure, some areas are governed by the state, others by county, …

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What is backflow testing

Backflow preventers are mechanical plumbing devices installed in a plumbing system to prevent water from flowing backward in the system. When working properly they can reliably prevent the backflow of water of an unknown quality from flowing back into the …

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California’s Proclamation State of Emergency document

A PROCLAMATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY WHEREAS the State of California is experiencing record dry conditions, with 2014 projected to become the driest year on record; and WHEREAS the state’s water supplies have dipped to alarming levels, indicated by: …

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Weather-Wise Watering

backflow with shut off valves

Truckee Meadows Water Authority, serving Reno, Sparks and the greater Truckee Meadows area encourages Weather-Wise Watering, here’s how it works: Weather-Wise Watering works to mimic Mother Nature, watering only what your yard needs while avoiding water waste. Running the sprinklers …

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California Drought

[Click for California Drought Map] California faces “water shortfalls in the driest year in recorded state history,” according to the governor’s office. The governor called on Californians to voluntarily reduce their water use by 20 percent, a plea that water …

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RP Backflow Testing Changes

In the most recent (10th) edition of the Manual of Cross-Connection Control  by the USC Foundation for Cross-Connection Control and Hydraulic Research a few changes were made for field procedures for backflow testing. Today we are going to examine the …

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Water Use Breakdown

Its easy to take for granted the water that comes out of your tap. Not only do you turn a nob and have water, its also clean drinking water! Today we want to share a bigger picture of water use …

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Fix a Leak Week March 17-23

Did you know a plumbing leak that drips at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year!. If you can hear the water in your toilet making noise, even when no one flushed …

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Test Report Forms


Here are some common PDF backflow test report forms CALIFORNIA Citrus Heights Water District backflow_test(2) Davis Public Works testreport(1) Golden State Water Company golden state water company Los Angeles; County of Los Angeles public Health Los Angeles Sacramento; County of …

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backflow preventers that need to be tested

Washoe County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested two men who they believe to be responsible for the theft of over 20 backflow devices in late January and early February. Backflow prevention devices are often targeted by metal thieves looking to recycle …

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