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The American Backflow Prevention Association is an organization whose members have a common interest in protecting drinking water from contamination through cross-connections. ABPA is an organization dedicated to education and technical assistance. Through its network of regions and chapters, local needs and interests are supported with the resources of the national organization. ABPA is committed to advancing all aspects of backflow prevention for the continued protection of all water users.

Who belongs to the American Backflow Prevention Association?
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in cross-connection control and maintaining water quality standards. ABPA is for the professional who seeks continuing knowledge and up-to-date information in this constantly changing field. The ABPA is composed of experts in cross-connection control and those just entering this dynamic field. All levels of professionals can belong to and benefit from the ABPA: From legislators who write the laws, to the federal, state and local authorities who enforce the laws; from educators who provide training, to the plumbing and water works personnel who carry this training into the field; from engineers and architects who design the systems, to the manufacturers who produce the equipment used in the systems.

What can the ABPA do for me?
Besides the obvious benefits of meeting other professionals with common interests, as a Member you'll receive:

  • Education - local seminars and training; extensive library of materials available through national office.
  • ABPA News magazine, the only membership publication devoted exclusively to cross-connection control.
  • Reduced registration rates for conferences, and seminars.
  • Technical Assistance with cross-connection control programs.
  • Membership in regional, state, and local chapters.
  • An opportunity to serve on, or benefit from, national committees that are working to solve problems and address important cross-connection control issues.
  • Full voting privileges and an opportunity to serve as an association leader, gaining national recognition for your work in the field of cross-connection control.
  • No matter how tough your cross-connection problems are, you can count on help from the association. Members are committed to providing information and assistance.

Mission Statement:

ABPA, an international association, was founded in 1984 to protect drinking water through cross-connection control and backflow prevention.  ABPA, with its regions and local chapters, is committed to providing educational programs, technical assistance, and public awareness in the field of backflow prevention to all water consumers.

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