IAPMO, PHCC Release Backflow Prevention Reference Manual

10/12/2006


The International Assn. of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) released its Backflow Prevention Reference Manual at last month’s ISH North America tradeshow in Chicago.

IAPMO, in conjunction with its Drinking Water and Backflow Prevention (DW&BP) division, developed the publication jointly with the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Assn. (PHCC). This collaborative effort resulted in the first-of-its-kind manual for the industry, which contains concepts and lessons that boast international relevance. The 300-page publication contains full-color illustrations in real-world field settings and is said to be a truly comprehensive book on the subject of backflow prevention. The manual contains sections relating to installation, testing, cross-connection control, repair and inspections, and can also be used as a textbook for these areas. Additionally, it can be used by regulatory agencies as a guide to determine what type of valve can be used in a particular case.

With information on the history of backflow prevention, as well as chapters written from the regulatory perspective, Backflow Prevention Reference Manual is a resource for system designers, urban planners and utility companies--professionals “on both sides of the water meter.”

To order Backflow Prevention Reference Manual , call (800) 85-IAPMO. It will also be available through PHCC.





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