Watts to host backflow prevention webinar, live-stream event

Written on: August 8, 2022 by ICM

Watts has announced it will hold a continuing education unit (CEU) webinar for engineers, architects, designers, specifiers and facility managers. The webinar, “Cross-Connection Control & Backflow Prevention,” will be broadcast live on August 16, at 2:00 p.m. (EDT). It will feature an interactive discussion on:

  • The importance of a backflow preventer for the protection and conservation of safe drinking water
  • Cross-connection control programs and their importance for total backflow prevention, typical faults and failures associated with backflow preventers, and more.

By attending the entire webinar, attendees can receive 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE). The presenter is Sara Hiers, Regional Channel Manager, East, at Watts Water Technologies. To RSVP, visit: https://www.watts.com/NBPD2022.

In other news, the second annual National Backflow Prevention Day is also on August 16. It recognizes the role of backflow prevention and cross-connection control and those who install, maintain and test backflow preventers.

It marks the day in 1933 when a backflow incident occurred at a Chicago hotel resulting in 98 deaths and 2,000 illnesses. The incident led to the founding of the Foundation for Cross-Connection Control and Hydraulic Research and to new safe plumbing regulations for backflow assemblies. Watts will mark the day by hosting a live-stream event on its YouTube channel focused on sustainability in backflow prevention.