Essential Resources

At MDT Backflow we are committed to educating the public about cross connection, Backflow prevention and water protection. Below are some informative links with general information on Backflow incidents, Backflow assemblies and cross connection and the worlds water situation.

Public Awareness Resources

Links and articles, on Backflow maintenance and organizations and what you can do to help yourself and the local drinking water supply.

International Development Research Centre [Visit]

Resource: Local Solutions to the Global Water Crisis

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is a public corporation created by the Parliament of Canada in 1970 to help developing countries use science and technology to find practical, long-term solutions to the social, economic, and environmental problems they face.

Watts Regulator Company [Visit]

Resource: Guide to Stoping Backflow This link contains a PDF FILE you need the Adobe Reader download from:

Watts Regulator Company made its reputation by “Setting The Standard in Valve Technology.” During its early days, Watts manufactured pressure reducing valves to regulate steam and relief valves to ensure safe operation of water heaters and boilers.

American Backflow Prevention Association [Visit]

The American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA) 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.

Vancouver Cross Connection Control Committee [Visit]

The Cross Connection Control Committee was founded in the City of Vancouver in 1971. Key individuals during these early years, included George Bratton, Don Currie, Bob Campbell, and Gary Fulton. They began by exploring the significance of Backflow and cross connections within plumbing and water distribution systems on private and municipal property in the Vancouver area.

Backflow Incident Examples

Here is a few incidents of damage caused by improper Backflow maintenance and repair.

Incident: Local and National Backflow Incidents

Source: Town of Colorado, US

Incident: Documented Incidents in B.C. and throughout Canada

Source: Vancouver Cross Connection Control Committee

Incident: Backflow Tales from Far and Beyond

Source: Iowa US - State Website

Backflow Products and Accessories

Below we have information on Backflow products and accessories by some of the top manufacturers in the world.

Conbraco [Visit]

Products: Backflow Systems & Accessories

Made in the USA, Conbraco Backflow prevention products are designed for easy installation, servicing, and repair. They also meet applicable ASSE, AWWA, IAPMO, CSA, UL, and USC FCCC & HR performance standards.

Watts [Visit]

Products: Plumbing, Heating and Water Quality Products

Watts Water Technology has provided the leading edge in Backflow system and accessories. From Air Gaps, Caps & Tethers, Vent elbows, Flanges, Spools, and Complete Systems. Watts also provides resources on prevention of Backflow.

Zurn [Visit]

Products: Backflow systems and Accessories

The Wilkins Operation of the Zurn Plumbing Products Group specializes in the fields of Backflow prevention and water pressure reduction. Wilkins manufacturers an extensive line of valves for the plumbing, irrigation and fire protection markets.

Useful Resources

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