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Sunday – April 2, 2017

 8:00-  5:00 PM Proctor Training  Register Here!
 6:00 - 8:00 PM Welcome Reception

Monday – April 3, 2017

7:00- 8:00 AM Registration Opens
Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:15 AM Conference Welcome and Orientation
8:15-9:00 AM ABPA and YourMembership
9:00-9:45 AM Establishing and Managing an Effective Cross-Connection Control Program
9:45-10:15 AM Break/Exhibits Open
10:15-11:00 AM The Cost of Not Having a Cross-Connection Control Program
11:00-11:45 AM Crisis Communication
11:45-1:00 PM ABPA Luncheon
1:00-1:45 PM Split Sessions
Room A Cross-Connection Control Programs and the Revised Total Coliform Rule
Room B

Backflow Technician Awareness:Antifreeze Fire Sprinkler Systems and the Recent changes to NFPA 13, 13R, 13D, and 25

1:45-2:30 PM Split Sessions
Room A Conflicts Created by Well-Intentioned Backflow Regulations
Room B Designing Fire Systems and Determining What Pressure Loss Curve to Use
2:30-3:00 PM Break/Exhibits Open
3:00-3:45 PM Split Sessions
Room A Legionnaire’s Disease and Backflow Protection (OR) Other Waterborne Disease
Room B Politics and Backflow Protection: An Australian Viewpoint
3:45-4:30 PM Split Sessions
Room A Confined Spaces Related to Backflow Prevention Assemblies
Room B The State of Cross-Connection Control Programs in Canada
4:30-6:30 PM Vendor Reception
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Tuesday – April 4, 2017

7:00- 8:00 AM Registration Open
Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:45 AM

Split Sessions

Room A Developing an Effective Ordinance for a Cross-Connection Control Program
Room B Green Codes and Standards - Impact on Landscape Irrigation Association
 Tester Workshop  DC Field Test Procedures
8:45-9:30 AM

Split Sessions

Room A Containment vs. Isolation Programs
Room B Failure Rates of Assemblies on Lawn Irrigation Systems
Tester Workshop PVB Field Test Procedures
9:30-10:00 AM Break/Exhibits Open
10:00-10:45 AM Split Sessions
Room A Public Education
Room B Carbonated Beverage Systems and Backflow Protection
Tester Workshop SVB Field Test Procedures
10:45-11:30 AM Split Sessions
Room A Quality Control of a Backflow Prevention Assembly Testing Program
Room B Backflow in Fire Systems: Balancing Flow Rates with Protection
Tester Workshop RP Field Test Procedures
11:30-1:30 PM ABPA Business Meeting and Awards Luncheon
1:30-2:15 PM
Split Sessions
Room A Conducting an Effective Cross-Connection Control Survey
Room B How Different Assembly Installations Affect Backflow Testers
Tester Workshop ABPA Certification Programs and Online Access to Certification
2:15-3:00 PM Split Sessions
Room A Mobile Applications in Testing Backflow Prevention Assemblies
Room B Premise Plumbing Codes
Tester Workshop Strategies for Repairing Backflow Prevention Assemblies, Part 1

3:00-3:30 PM

Break/Exhibits Open

3:30-4:15 PM Split Sessions
Room A Cross-Connection Control in Rural Water Systems
Room B Common Tester Errors
Tester Workshop Strategies for Repairing Backflow Prevention Assemblies, Part 2
4:15-5:00 PM Split Sessions
Room A Recycled Water and Dual-Plumbed Systems
Room B

Dealing with Type II and N-Pattern Assemblies

Tester Workshop Strategies for Repairing Backflow Prevention Assemblies, Part 3
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Wednesday – April 5, 2017

7:00-8:00 AM Registration Open Continental Breakfast
8:00–8:45 AM Occurrence, Accuracy, and Causative Factors of Reverse Flow Measured by Meters
8:45–9:30 AM Rainwater Harvesting and Backflow
9:30–10:00 AM Break
10:00–10:45 AM How Politics Can Affect Public Health
10:45–11:30 PM Panel Discussion: Governmental Regulations on Cross-Connection Control
11:30 AM Closing Remarks
1:00–5:00 PM ABPA Tester & Specialist Certification Examinations Register Here!
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