This course is designed to teach the student how to organize and manage a cross connection control program as required by Title 17 of California Administrative Code.
- Student will understand the sections of the California Administrative Code and State Plumbing Code and local ordinances or local operating rules which apply to cross-connection control and recycled water in order to effectively enforce the regulations.
- Student will be able to identify and compare the degree of hazard of crossconnections in order to determine the appropriate backflow prevention device to be installed in order to protect public health.
- Student will learn the necessary skills needed to enforce cross-connection control regulations such as inspections, plan checks, enforcement actions, the sending of annual test notices requiring testing of backflow prevention devices, and reports and retention of testing and repair records.
- Student will be able to perform a cross-connection survey of a facility, identify the cross-connections found and communicate the type of required backflow prevention device that shall be installed based upon the degree of hazard.
- Student will be able to perform a shut-down test on facilities where both domestic water and recycled water are in use to ensure that the two systems are not cross-connected.
- Student will qualify to sit for the state required Cross-Connection Specialist Exam as administered by either the California/Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association or the American Backflow Prevention Association.
There is demand for this course as those in the water industry seek to improve their ability for advancement by becoming certified as Backflow Prevention Device Testers and Cross-Connection Specialists.