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This three (3) day training course is offered in support of the Safe Drinking Water Act and Virginia Waterworks Regulations. It is designed to prepare participants to test, inspect, and provide in-line maintenance of reduced pressure zone and other backflow prevention devices. Training includes both classroom and hands-on instruction with actual devices.
** DPOR APPROVED for Backflow Prevention Device Workers and 
Water and Wastewater Operators **

Registration Fee  $350
Continental breakfast and complimentary lunch will be provided.
Course Topics
This training course addresses the following topics:
  • Definitions and related terms
  • Types of backflow protection devices and equipment
  • In-line inspection and maintenance
  • Hands-on practice with test equipment
  • Controlling agencies and regulations
  • Cross-connection record-keeping
  • Examples of cross connections

Who Should Attend?
Individuals who will find this course beneficial include:
  • Water and Wastewater Utility Personnel
  • Plumbers - all grades
  • Building and plumbing officials
  • Plumbing and public utility inspectors
  • Building maintenance specialists
Classroom and hands-on instruction will be provided by Wade Hill of Wade in Cross Connections.

This training program is being presented by the Virginia Section AWWA with support from the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Drinking Water. The 
Western Virginia Water Authority is graciously allowing the use of their facilities to provide a wet-laboratory for hands-on training.   
Please view our Cancellation and Refund policy.   
COVID Considerations: 
This event will follow any local or facility policies for social distancing and masking. 
Successful completion of this class satisfies the requirement for someone with more than 7 years of work experience “in a water distribution system”, as verified by their employer, to “sit” for the state exam. More information can be found on the DPOR website:  https://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/Tradesmen 
Western VA Water Authority- Field Operations Center
3322 Hollins Road NE
Roanoke, VA 24012
United States of America
Cynthia Barnes