BACKFLOW PREVENTION VIDEO TAPES


The following is a list of known video tapes developed specifically for backflow prevention programs. Information about these materials has been supplied by the company or organization and does not represent endorsement by ABPA.


VIDEO TAPES: Public Information / Education

  1. "Anyone Can Do It?" - Epic productions
  2. "Backflow Prevention and Cross-Connection Control" - AWWA
  3. "Cross Connection & Backflow Prevention" - SBCCII
  4. "Cross-Connections: The Unseen Hazard" - Epic Productions
  5. Elyria Public Utilities Residental & Commercial Backflow Videos
  6. "Essentials of Cross-Connection Control Slide Presentation" - USC
  7. "Focusing on the Challenge" - NEWWA
  8. Mini City Backflow Model Video - Larry Oliver
  9. "Mission: Educating the Public" - MBPA
  10. "Responding to the Challenge" - NEWWA
  11. "The Dangers of Cross-Connections" - Utah Chapter of ABPA and AWWA
  12. "Water, Water Everywhere" - Los Alamos Lab
  13. "Working Together for Safe Water" - USC
  14. Who is Responsible? Cross Connection Control Management Inc.
  15. "Backflow Prevention - A shared Responsibility" Integated Cross-Connection partners

VIDEO TAPES: Backflow Training

  1. "Backflow Prevention Device Testing" - NEWWA
  2. "Cross Connection Control Surveying" - NEWWA
  3. "Field Testing Backflow Preventers" - USC
  4. "Cross-Connections" (Follow the Flow) - NESHTA


Backflow Prevention and Cross-Conection Control

This new video explains the causes and prevention of backflow and cross-connections in potable water systems. A cross connection is a link or channel that allows a nonpotable substance, such as wastewater, to come in contact with a potable water supply. Backflow is a flow of water within a potable water system that is reverse of that intended, thus allowing nonpotable water to flow into a potable water pipe. Cross connections and backflow can create serious health threats, compromise water quality, and undermine consumer confidence.
VHS, 20 min. $295 ($195 AWWA members). No. 65255.
 


Working Together for Safe Water

SYNOPSIS:

What is Backflow? Why must I install an expensive backflow preventer? Why is backflow prevention necessary now, when I've never had this type of problem before? These are some common question which are put to health and water agencies, by the water consumer, every day. This film is designed to explain how backflow can occur and how it can be prevented. The film is ideal for introducing non-technical groups or students to the concept of backflow prevention. (15 minutes)

Target Audience: General public, government officials, testers and other individuals that are being introduced to the topic of backflow prevention.

CONTACT:

Foundation for Cross-Connection Control and Hydraulic Research
University of Southern California
KAP-200 University Park MC-2531
Los Angeles, California 90089-2531
Phone: 213/740-2032
PRICE: $ 25.00 members
             $ 35.00 non-members

Field Testing Backflow Preventers - Instructional Video

SYNOPSIS:

Field testing Backflow Preventers details the testing procedures as well as troubleshooting for the double check valve assembly, reduced pressure principle assembly, and the pressure vacuum breaker assembly. This tape follows the procedures outlined in the Manual of Cross-Connection Control, Ninth Edition. The animation sequences will help you understand what is happening inside each assembly. The reduced pressure principle assembly is demonstrated using the two, three, and five needle valve differential pressure gauges. (75 minutes)

Target Audience: Backflow instructors, testers, and repair technicians.

CONTACT:

Foundation for Cross-Connection Control and Hydraulic Research
University of Southern California
KAP-200 University Park MC-2531
Los Angeles, California 90089-2531
Phone: 213/740-2032
PRICE: $ 40.00 members
             $ 50.00 non-members

Essentials of Cross-Connection Control Slide Presentation

SYNOPSIS:

The slides were created specifically to enhance the explanation and presentation of cross-connection control essentials and each slide features recent redesigned graphics for a more detailed and professional look. The slides cover some basic hydraulics, definitions of the various terms such as Backflow, Backpressure, Backsiphonage, Cross-Connection, etc.

Target Audience: General public, government officials, testers and other individuals that are being introduced to the topic of backflow prevention.

CONTACT:

Foundation for Cross-Connection Control and Hydraulic Research
University of Southern California
KAP-200 University Park MC-2531
Los Angeles, California 90089-2531
Phone: 213/740-2032
PRICE: $ 25.00 members
             $ 35.00 non-members

Anybody Can Do It?

SYNOPSIS:

A lively, entertaining presentation that introduces the problem and prevention of cross connections. The importance of using licenced plumbers is emphasized when Jimmy Rae, a genuine handyman, says; "Cross-connection, well, uh, I ain't sure I know what that is, uh, uh, see out here we don't have the problems that you people have in the big cities. I'd know one if I saw it I guess, probably. I have been plumbing a while now and I ain't ever heard of one of those cross-connection things hurting anybody." (13 ˝ minutes)

Target Audience: Plumbers, testers, plumbing enforcement agencies, and other individuals that are being introduced to the topic of backflow prevention.

Cross-Connections: The Unseen Hazards

SYNOPSIS:

An in-depth look at a dangerous condition, this program presents comprehensive discussions and demonstrations of the cross-connection. (31 ˝ minutes)

Target Audience: Plumbers, testers, plumbing enforcement agencies, and other individuals that are being introduced to the topic of backflow prevention.

CONTACT:

EPIC Productions
6402-A Shadow Valley Dr.
Austin, Texas 78731
Phone: 512/345-2563
e-mail: rustyron@ev1.net
PRICE:
$300.00 for Unseen Hazards
$200.00 for Anyone Can Do It
$400.00 for both

Water, Water Everywhere

SYNOPSIS:

Backflow terminology is defined and examples of cross-connections are shown. Backflow case histories are reviewed. Appropriate methods for preventing backflow are discussed. How the assemblies operate to prevent backflows is discussed and diagramed. Proper installation, testing and maintenance of backflow preventers is highlighted. (14 minutes) [ First 5 minutes is best - Holy Cross Incident]

Target Audience: General public, government official, backflow prevention testers, plumbers, plumbing enforcement agencies, and other individuals that are being introduced to the topic of backflow prevention.

CONTACT:

To Borrow:

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Film Library (Linda Coller)
Mail Stop P364
Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545
Phone: 505/667-4446

To Purchase:

Los Alamos National Laboratory
IS Twelve
Mail Stop D415
Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545
Phone: 505/667-5161


Cross Connection & Back Flow Prevention

SYNOPSIS:

The tape begins with a skit showing "Ralph" and "Trixie" doing a little gardening. One thing leads to another and a cross-connection is created. The second half discusses basic backflow prevention and cross-connection control. (19.48 minutes)

Target Audience: General public, government officials, backflow prevention testers, plumbers, plumbing enforcement agencies, and other individuals that are being introduced to the topic of backflow prevention.

CONTACT:

Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc
4303 Vineland Road Suite F-7
Orlando, FL 32811
Phone: 407/648-9632
PRICE: $ 40.00 members
             $ 60.00 non-members

Before You Begin...CROSS-CONNECTIONS or "Follow the Flow"

SYNOPSIS:

In this episode of the sanitary survey inspection series, our old Dragnet heroes, Joe Friday and Bill Gannon, follow the flow of the water at a treatment plant to inspect for cross-connections. Check points along the way: submerged inlets in chemical feed tanks; connections between potable water lines and process water; split chemical feeds in the chlorination system; surface washes; filter to waste connections; connections to pumps, hose bibbs; vacuum breakers; backflow prevention assemblies; and the plant cross-connection control program. (19.24 minutes)

Target Audience: Sanitary survey inspectors, government officials, cross-connection control supervisors, backflow prevention testers, plumbing enforcement agencies, and other individuals that are being introduced to the topic of backflow prevention.

Note: The VHS version is no longer available, and the "Before you begin....Cross Connections" title has been combined with the other videos in the series into a two-disk DVD set. The entire two-DVD set is now $25, plus $5 S&H.

CONTACT:

NESHTA
2700 N CCentral Ave, Suite 900
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1147
Phone: (602) 956-6099
Fax: (602) 234-1867
E-mail: neshta@neshta.org
PRICE: $ 25.00

The Dangers of Cross-Connections

SYNOPSIS:

The newly released video “THE DANGERS of CROSS-CONNECTIONS” talks about the importance of protecting our water supplies within our communities. Many things we do in our communities can cause harm to a water system. The video reviews many of the connections and work done to water systems. It discusses the apparent hazards related to those connections and ways to protect the connection. The discussion covers the need for an effective Cross Connection Control program and recommended elements. Also discussed are the tools of hazard assessments, testable assemblies and certified testers. The video is informative and instructive. It is recommended to be used for employees, the public water system management and regulators interested in providing this type of information. This was produced as a member benefit.

Run Time: 11 minutes and 25 seconds

Cost: ABPA Members$15.00
 Non Members$30.00
 Shipping and Handling $ 5.00

Target Audience: Any individuals that are being introduced to the topic of backflow prevention.

CONTACT:     ABPA National Office

Utah Chapter of the American Backflow Prevention Association
Intermountain Section of the American Water Works Association
Utah Valley State College, Environmental Technology


Backflow Prevention: A Shared Responsibilty

Backflow and backsiphonage are two dangerous conditions which result from a loss of pressure in the water main due to, for example, a pipe break. In this short video Chip Matthews introduces the viewer to the concepts needed to understand backflow and backsiphonage, and describes simple measures we can all take to minimize the potential for drinking water contamination.

Directed by Susanne Coates

Runtime: 21 minutes

Price: $14.95 plus shipping

Available from Amazon.com

 


11/27/12