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AWWA M14 : 2024

Backflow Prevention and Cross-Connection Control: Recommended Practices, Fifth Edition

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A cross-connection is an actual or potential connection between any part of a potablewater system and any other environment that contains other substances that would allow such substances to enterthe potable water system. Cross-connection control programs are intended to reduce the risk of contamination orpollution of the public water system. This fifth edition of AWWA Manual M14, Backflow Prevention andCross-ConnectionControl, provides both technical and general guidance on the recommended procedures and practicesfor developing, operating, and maintaining a cross-connection control and backflow prevention program.

This edition includes a new chapter on conducting a cross-connection control survey and expands thediscussions on assessing the risks and preventing backflow. A greatly expanded appendix details how to test mostbackflow-prevention devices. Other issues covered include backflow prevention principles, assembly, application,installation, and maintenance; health and legal concerns; and detailed information on potential and realhazards.

This manual is intended for use by all professionals charged with protecting the public watersupply with proper backflow prevention and cross-connection control programs. This fifth edition provides greater insight to the roles of the plumbing, fire protection, irrigation and other related industries.

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Status : ACTIVE
Standard Type: Main
Document No: AWWA M14 : 2024
Document Year: 2024
Pages: 261
Edition: 5

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