Backflow Preventer Theft

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It is becoming all to common in cities around the country. Thieves are targeting valuable backflow prevention devices to steal and sell for scrap metal. Recently, in a report by the San Diego Union Tribune a 47-year-old Vista man was …

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Register in Sacramento

If you have passed your AWWA test, and hold a current certificate you are on your way to register as a backflow prevention assembly tester in Sacramento County. It is important to note that Certificates that expire within the annual registration …

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Wilkins 975xl

Today we are looking at the Wilkins 975xl Wilkins Zurn published some Installation, Testing and Maintenance Instructions for the device and they are as follows:  wilkins 975xl If you didn’t make it through the whole thing here are the important …

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Backflow testing portland

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Backflow prevention devices need to be tested annually, and if the assembly is moved or repaired. A State-certified backflow tester must perform the test, and send copies of the test report to the local water provider. Portland’s Department of Human …

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BACKFLOW ASSEMBLY TESTER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

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

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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

Backflow devices with freeze bags

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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