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 1234This 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 Registered Sanitarians
  • 8-hours of continuing education credits for Code Enforcement Officers

 

 Audience

  • BPAT License
  • CSI License (CSI)
  • Water Operator License
  • Landscape Irrigator License (LI)
  • Water Treatment Specialist License
  • Registered Sanitarians (RS)
  • Code Enforcement Officers –  Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) - link to website for Code Officer/Sanitarian CEU information

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
  • Therman Expansion
  • Auxilliary water supply

Upcoming Classes


12/05/2017

Irving, Texas
Course Number
: 17-1234-12

LOCATION

HAC Training Room
5005 W. Royal Lane, Suite 142
Irving, Texas 75063

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01/10/2018

Harlingen, Texas
Course Number
: 18-1234-01a

LOCATION

Harlingen Water Works
114 North "L" Street
Harlingen, Texas 78550

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01/22/2018

Harlingen, Texas
Course Number
: 18-1234-01b

LOCATION

Harlingen Water Works
114 North "L" Street
Harlingen, Texas 78550

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01/29/2018

Portland, Texas
Course Number
: 18-1234-01c

(Provided at the request of San Patricio County Code Officers and Registered Sanitarians)

LOCATION

City of Portland Community Center
2000 Billy G. Webb Drive
Portland, Texas 78374

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02/12/2018

Midlothian, Texas
Course Number
: 18-1234-02a

LOCATION

City of Midlothian Water Treatment Plant
1761 Auger Road
Midlothian, Texas 76065

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02/26/2018

Houston, Texas
Course Number
: 18-1234-02b

LOCATION

Southern Water Corp.
5710 Airline Drive
Houston, Texas 77076

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03/19/2018

Amarillo, Texas
Course Number
: 18-1234-03

LOCATION

Osage Water Treatment Plant
3701 South Osage Street
Amarillo, Texas 79118

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04/02/2018

Irving, Texas
Course Number
: 18-1234-04a

LOCATION

HAC Training Room
5005 W. Royal Lane, Suite 142
Irving, Texas 75063

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04/16/2018

Temple, Texas
Course Number
: 18-1234-04b

LOCATION

City of Temple
7268 Airport Road
Temple, Texas 76502

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05/07/2018

Houston, Texas
Course Number
: 18-1234-05a

LOCATION

Southern Water Corp.
5710 Airline Drive
Houston, Texas 77076

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05/30/2018

Irving, Texas
Course Number
: 18-1234-05b

LOCATION

HAC Training Room
5005 W. Royal Lane, Suite 142
Irving, Texas 75063

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06/18/2018

Bastrop, Texas
Course Number
: 18-1234-06a

LOCATION

City of Bastrop
1209 Linden Street, Texas 78602
Bastrop, Texas 78602

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