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Welcome to the American Backflow Prevention Association

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.

2020 Award Nominations - Now Open!

ABPA is pleased to open the 2020 application period for our prestigious association awards. Deadline is March 13, 2020. Make your nominations today! Submissions should be sent to Click here for information on awards criteria. Honors will be presented at the American Backflow Prevention Association's 36th Annual Education Conference and Trade Show in Charlotte, NC.

Early Bird Conference Registration Discount Ends March 15


Visit to register for the premier backflow prevention and cross connection control conference and trade show of 2020!


Charlotte Airport Hotel

Click here to book your room

Group Name: Backflow Prevention

For questions, call: Armon Hazziez 704-627-5003



New Management

As the ABPA Board of Directors has welcomed Advanced Management Solutions (AMS) as our new management company effective November 2019.

Here's what you need to know:

  1. AMS is owned by Patti Fauver, former ABPA President and former long-time ABPA Treasurer.  The business address is 6672 S. 1570 W., West Jordan, Utah 84084.
  2. AMS is handling all aspects of management . . . office administration, membership, certification, accounting, the website, newsletter publication, annual conference preparation, and support of the Board of Directors, committees, and Chapters.
  3. AMS Staff:  
    Patti Fauver and Brittany Laswell are full time.
    Carl Fauver is managing the Newsletter.  Peter Muscarello and Caleb Darby will be working part-time. 
  4. Typical separation of key duties:  Patti ( is handling membership, while Brittany Laswell ( is handling certification.
  5. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM through 4:00 pm Mountain Time.  AMS will be closed on the standard holidays, and including the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.
  6. The ABPA phone number is 801-436-7238.  A simple phone tree will get you to where you need to be.
  7. Phone calls and e-mails will typically be returned within one business day.
  8. The first edition of the renewed Newsletter went out in January, future issues will be maintained on a quarterly schedule, with no exceptions!
  9. Other key e-mail addresses:

· (questions of a general nature about the ABPA and backflow prevention)

· (self-explanatory)

· (self-explanatory)

· (Mike Ahlee)

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