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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.

Member Alert: 2019 Award Nominations Details

2019 Award Nominations - Now Open!

ABPA is pleased to open the 2019 application period for the following awards. Deadline is March 15, 2019. Make your nominations today! Submissions should be sent to Click here for additional information on awards criteria. Awards will be presented at the American Backflow Prevention Association's 35th Annual Education Conference and Trade Show in Salt Lake City.

Meritorious Service Award

This award is presented annually to an individual for outstanding achievement and contribution to the backflow prevention and cross-connection control industry. Each year the most recent past recipient presents the award to the new recipient. Download a nomination form.

PACE Award

Started in 1997 to recognize chapters for their positive impact on their membership, their profession, and their community. Chapters are judged on membership, service to chapter members, advancement of the backflow industry and service to the community. Every ABPA chapter is eligible for consideration and should nominate itself. Learn more about the Award criteria and submission process.

Gold Eagle Award

The Gold Eagle Award is presented by the International President of ABPA and identifies individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in representing the membership for the Association. Previous recipients of this award are eligible for consideration.

Individual Awards

ABPA also bestows the awards of Director of the Year, Committee Chair of the Year, and possibly the Presidential Award of Appreciation. Learn more about each of these categories, or Download a nomination form.


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