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 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


12/04/2018

Carrollton, Texas
Course Number
: 18-1234-12a

LOCATION

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

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12/17/2018

Houston, Texas
Course Number
: 18-1234-12b

LOCATION

Southern Water Corp.
5710 Airline Drive
Houston, Texas 77076

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01/09/2019

Harlingen, Texas
Course Number
: 19-1234-01a

LOCATION

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

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01/21/2019

Harlingen, Texas
Course Number
: 19-1234-01b

LOCATION

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

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02/11/2019

Midlothian, Texas
Course Number
: 19-1234-02a

LOCATION

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

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