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Cross Connection Control

by James Probst, Chair of the Indiana AWWA Cross Connection Control Committee and President of Test Gauge Inc. – Indiana and Ohio Locations

What the heck is cross connection control, and what does backflow have to do with it?

The above speculations are key reasons why I accepted the challenge of chairing the newly formed Indiana AWWA Cross Connection Control (CCC) Committee. Protecting private and public drinking water systems is not very well understood by the public, nor are the dangers posed by potential contaminants backflowing into drinking water systems. Awareness and compliance are key factors for preventing backflow incidents and protecting people’s lives.

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Why do you have to close the #2 valve when testing?

by Matt Kuschel, Test Gauge – Elgin

Here at Test Gauge & Backflow Supply, one of the leading technical questions that we receive on a weekly basis has to do with backflow testing procedures. We are very well aware that backflow testing isn’t something that every CCCDI inspector does on a daily, weekly or even monthly basis. We believe continued dialogue and training are keys to keep our most important resource protected …

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