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Implementing A Residential Cross Connection Plan, April 12, 2023, Warren

0.6 CECs Water Managerial

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
21 Seats Remaining

Event Details


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Continuing Education Credits: 0.6 CECs Water Managerial

Instructor: Paul Patterson, HydroCorp


Member: $165 per attendee

Non-Member: $215 per attendee

Class Overview:  This class is designed to educate Water Utility staff members involved with a Residential Cross Connection (CCC) Program and assist in improving cost efficiencies.  This 6-hour session includes a detailed review of the basic components of a MI DEQ compliant CCC Program and includes a cross connection control packet with code resources.  Understanding the relevant rules and regulations, which shape a Cross Connections Program, is essential.  A cost-effective CCC Survey process relies on accurate and consistent documentation of each backflow prevention device or method.  Code references will be clarified and “how-to make corrective action requirements” will be explained for common Residential type Cross Connections.  Tracking program activities and data will be discussed as well as press releases and public education materials.

Objective:  Provide a better understanding of methods and resources available to enable effective Residential Cross Connection Inspections and Surveys.



7:30 am - Registration

8:00 am – 9:00 am   Introduction to Backflow Prevention




-How/Why Cross Connections happen

 9:00 am – 10:00 am   Regulations and Code Overview

-CCC Program Components   

-Relevant Plumbing Code

-Devices & Approved Assemblies 

-Handout Review

 10:00 am – 10:15 am – break

 10:15 am – 11:15 am   Setting up a Residential CCC Program


-Education & Awareness

-The local CCC Ordinance

 11:15 am to 12:15 pm   Avoiding Paperwork Pains

-Notifying the Residents   

-Standardized procedures

-Tracking data and compliance

 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm - Lunch (provided)

 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm   Conducting Cross Connection Surveys

-Common household cross connections 

-Assessing plumbing connections

-Corrective action requirements

-Enforcing the CCC Ordinance

 1:45 pm – 2:00 pm – Break

 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm   Class Exercises

-Photo review Q & A   

-Cross Connection Scenario

-Group Discussion & Next Step Resources

Payment/Cancellation Policy: Payment is expected prior to class. Cancellations must be requested at least 3 business days prior to the start of the class or your registration fee will be forfeited. If you cancel least 3 business days prior to the start of class, the full amount may be refunded. You may send a substitute attendee.



April 12
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Class Check In
8:00 AM - 8:00 AM Class Begins

For More Information:

Michigan Rural Water Association Logo 2127 University Park Drive, Suite 340
Okemos, MI 48864