Frequently Asked Questions
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BPECC stands for the Backflow Prevention Education Council of Colorado, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting education about backflow prevention and cross-connection control. Our membership consists of teachers, backflow technicians, plumbers, water purveyors and other industry professionals.
Our group has advised the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment on backflow issues since the mid-80's, and continues to do so to this day. We created and maintain the Colorado Cross-Connection Control Manual since our inception, used around the state for education, training and program setup. This website was setup to promote communication between all the different groups involved in cross-connection control in the state of Colorado.
Please refer to the
BPECC members page for
more information. In general, the BPECC members come from different areas
of the backflow industry in order to provide different opinions to the
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment on backflow issues. The
BPECC is asking for more members in specific areas mentioned on the
BPECC members page.
Backflow is the undesirable reversal in the flow of
water from a real or potential source of contamination back to the potable
(or clean) water supply. Consider having a garden hose in a bucket of
soapy water at your home, and having backflow event occur causing that
soapy water to "backflow" into the drinking water portion of your home.
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