The purpose of this forum is to discuss issues relating to Cross-Connection Control (backflow prevention) and, thereby, promote the safety of potable water lines in the workplace and elsewhere.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Legionella E-news

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Theft Protection for Backflow Prevention Assemblies

Zurn Wilkins has provided a factory assembled solution - the 375XLB (lead-free law compliant). Here is a link to the website:
A number of water utilities are specifying and using this model and none have reported theft. The coating is a black epoxy that is baked on, resulting in a very durable, UV resistant cover. It disguises the bronze and reduces the value to scrap yards - two ways to deter thieves!

Mike Macdonald
FloSafe Consulting
Domestic Water System Protection - HACCP
Cell/Text: +1 916-798-2810
Fax: +1 916-635-1632

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Hose Bib With Integrated Vacuum Breaker

Watch a nifty video regarding a Hose Bib with an Integrated Vacuum Breaker. Voila! No more shut-off backspray!

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Legionella news

Johns Hopkins facilities engineers removed more than 100 electronic faucets and selected manual faucets for its new clinical building after finding Legionella in a higher percentage of electronic faucets than manual faucets over a a seven-week study period in December 2008 to January 2009. Hopkins released information about the study on March 31st and presented the findings at the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) meeting in April (see

A few days later, the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology (APIC) issued a joint statement about electronic faucets and the Hopkins study (see

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