PLMB 1400 - Cross Connection & Backflow Prevention
Clean, safe drinking water is one of the world’s most vital and sought-after natural resources. With 326 million trillion gallons of water on Earth, it might seem like there is an endless supply, yet less than three percent is considered freshwater. What’s more, cross-contamination in our water supply has proven deadly time and again around the globe. Keeping the pipes clean to ensure a sustainable, potable water supply in our communities has become one of our generation’s highest callings. If you’re a licensed plumber or steamfitter, and are ready to take your career to the next level, this immersive certification program is for you. Become a Cross Connection Control Specialist and receive your Ontario Water Works Association Certificate today.
GO WITH THE FLOW
What is backflow and how is it prevented? Backflow prevention protects potable water supplies from contamination or pollution. In this section, you will learn all about backflow prevention, and understand its causes and types.
KEEPING THE PIPES CLEAN
Here’s where you will learn the ins and outs of cross connection devices and how they are constructed. You will also gain extensive knowledge of device testing criteria.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
In recent years, municipalities have stepped up their enforcement of our water quality. Next, we cover all the health and legal aspects of cross-connections to safeguard our water supply. We’ll not only show you how to identify hazards but the degree to which they pose a health threat.
PREVENTING PIPE CONTAMINATION
In this section, you will demonstrate your knowledge by safely applying backflow prevention methods to avoid contamination in piping systems.
GATEWAY TO WATER QUALITY CONTROL
After plenty of practice, you will showcase your skills installing and controlling cross connections to ensure safe drinkable water, flowing into the pipes, does not cross paths with “grey” or sewage water.