8 Hour - Basics and Rules Relating to Backflow Prevention

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Description

Hours:  8 (All classes 8 am – 5 pm unless otherwise noted)
Cost:  $250

TCEQ Course Code 1234: This eight hour class is primarily designed to provide continuing education for licensed Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers.  However, other licensed individuals may receive valuable information relating to their fields.  This course is classroom only and does not include the eight hours of “hands-on” or practical skills training as required by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

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Completing this course provides continuing education credit for the following licenses:

  • 8-hours of continuing education credits for licensed Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers (BPAT)

  • 8-hoursof continuing education credits for licensed Water and Wastewater Operators

  • 8-hours of continuing education credits for licensed Landscape Irrigators (LI)

  • 8-hours of continuing education credits for licensed Customer Service Inspectors (CSI)

  • 8-hours of continuing education credits for licensed Water Treatment Specialist (WTS)

  • 8-hours of continuing education credits for Code Enforcement Officers and Registered Sanitarians

 

 Audience

Prerequisites

Effective September 1, 2017, pursuant to TCEQ Reg-521 "Criminal History Guidelines", those with a felony criminal history should contact TCEQ Licensing Division prior to registering for a training course. Specific criminal history could negatively impact the ability to receive a TCEQ issued occupational license.

 

The participant must be currently licensed as a Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester, or other license as appropriate, to receive 8-hours of continuing education credit.

Topics

Regulations

  • Federal – Safe Drinking Water Act

  • State – TCEQ 290 Rules

  • Plumbing Codes

  • Texas State Insurance Board – Fireline Testers

  • Local Regulations

Terminology/Definitions

  • Cross-Connection

  • Backflow-Backpressure-Backsiphonage

  • Hazard Evaluation

  • Direct Cross-Connection

  • Indirect Cross-Connection

Methods of Backflow Prevention and Recommended Installation Requirements

  • Non-mechanical methods of preventing backflow

  • Mechanical methods of preventing backflow

  • Practical application of methods of backflow prevention

  • Assembly approval process

  • Special conditions effecting backflow prevention

  • Thermal Expansion

  • Auxiliary water supply


Upcoming Classes


09/04/2019

Carrollton, Texas
Course Number
: 19-1234-09a

LOCATION

HAC Training Room
2105 Luna Road, Suite 310
Carrollton, Texas 75006

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09/16/2019

Round Rock, Texas
Course Number
: 19-1234-09b

LOCATION

Fern Bluff Municipal Utility District
7320 Wyoming Springs Dr.
Round Rock, TX 78681

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10/07/2019

New Braunfels, Texas
Course Number
: 19-1234-10a

LOCATION

New Braunfels Utilities, Service Center Training Room
355 FM 306
New Braunfels, TX 78130

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10/21/2019

Temple, Texas
Course Number
: 19-1234-10b

LOCATION

City of Temple Service Center, Bldg A
3210 E Ave H
Temple, TX 76501

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11/18/2019

Carrollton, Texas
Course Number
: 19-1234-11a

LOCATION

HAC Training Room
2105 Luna Road, Suite 310
Carrollton, Texas 75006

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12/09/2019

Houston, Texas
Course Number
: 19-1234-12a

LOCATION

Southern Water Corp.
5710 Airline Drive
Houston, Texas 77076

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