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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.


The Board of Directors has negotiated with Fernley & Fernley to end the ABPA two-year management contract on November 15, 2019. The contract was scheduled to end on May 15, 2020.

Effective November 16, 2019, the ABPA will be managed by Advanced Management Solutions, West Jordan, Utah. AMS is a company that has been established by long-time member and Past President Patti Fauver to serve the ABPA exclusively. Patti is retiring from her position with the Division of Drinking Water, State of Utah, and is resigning as current Treasurer of the ABPA. She will lead a team of some 2.5 FTEs, plus other support staff, as needed, to manage membership, certification, accounting, the website, newsletter publication, conference preparation, and provide Board support. Plans also include improved Chapter communication and the reinvigoration of committees.

President Tim Brown stated, "This is an opportunity for long-term management that will serve the ABPA well. Few, if any, members of the Association are as well-versed as Patti on "who we are and what we do", and the Board is excited that Patti was led to serve the ABPA in this manner."

President Brown and the Board thank Fernley & Fernley for their management services since May, 2018.

Additional information will be provided in the next several weeks. Should you have particular questions at this time, please contact your Region Director or President Brown ( 434-977-4511, x119).



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