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  • REPORTS WCS AWWA CCC COMMITTEE ANNUAL MEETING

    May 25-26, 2012

    2012 WCS CCC Meeting Material Page 1 of 34

    5 Membership .................................................................................................................................................................................. 2 5.1 Notice of Resignation ......................................................................................................................................................... 2

    5.1.1 Bill Evans, Associate BCIT .............................................................................................................................................. 2 5.1.2 Doug Dyer, Associate, Supplier Zurn Industries Limited ............................................................................................... 2 5.1.3 Wayne Wilson, Associate, Supplier Watts Water Technologies ................................................................................... 2

    5.2 New Applications ............................................................................................................................................................... 3 5.2.1 Mike Sayers, Associate, Purveyor City of Calgary ......................................................................................................... 3 5.2.2 Joe Cartwright, Associate, Regulator City of Medicine Hat ........................................................................................... 3 5.2.3 Richard Yoo, Associate, Educator BCIT ......................................................................................................................... 3 5.2.4 Moe Fanous, Associate, Supplier Watts Water Technologies ....................................................................................... 3 5.2.5 Bryon Keats, Supplier Zurn Industries Limited .............................................................................................................. 3

    6 Business Arising from the Minutes ................................................................................................................................................ 4 6.1 Legal Section Update ......................................................................................................................................................... 4 6.2 Affiliate Memberships / Certificate Expiry Dates ............................................................................................................... 6 6.3 Committee Member Recognition Item .............................................................................................................................. 6 6.4 BackTalk Enews .................................................................................................................................................................. 6 6.5 Computer Based Back Flow Model .................................................................................................................................... 7

    7 Reports .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 7 7.1 Chair Report Zilinski .......................................................................................................................................................... 7 7.2. National Committee Wardner ........................................................................................................................................... 7 7.3 Financial Position/2012 Budget Arisman ........................................................................................................................... 9 7.5 Manufacturers/Agents ..................................................................................................................................................... 11

    7.5.1 Conbraco Industries/Apollo Valves, Canada Cooper .................................................................................................. 11 7.5.2 Watts Fanous .............................................................................................................................................................. 11 7.5.3 Zurn Industries ........................................................................................................................................................... 12

    7.6 Sub Committee Reports ................................................................................................................................................... 15 7.6.1 Education Mireau ..................................................................................................................................................... 15 7.6.2 CCC Manual Updates Green ....................................................................................................................................... 15

    8 New Business ............................................................................................................................................................................... 16 8.1 AWWA/ ABPA MOU ......................................................................................................................................................... 16 8.2 Municipal Association Tradeshows .................................................................................................................................. 19 8.3 CCC Manual Format ......................................................................................................................................................... 22 8.4 Instructor Exam Handling & Fee ...................................................................................................................................... 22

    9 Member Reports ......................................................................................................................................................................... 22 9.1 Regional Reports .............................................................................................................................................................. 22

    9.1.1 Alberta Municipal Affairs Wager ................................................................................................................................ 22 9.1.2 Calgary Green ........................................................................................................................................................... 23 9.1.3 EPCOR Gerlack .......................................................................................................................................................... 25 9.1.4 Red Deer Wardner .................................................................................................................................................... 26 9.1.5 Regina Lang ................................................................................................................................................................ 27 9.1.6 Sask Water Moore-Guillaume.................................................................................................................................... 27 9.1.7 Saskatoon Fogen ........................................................................................................................................................ 28 9.1.8 Winnipeg Zilinski......................................................................................................................................................... 28

    9.2 Educator........................................................................................................................................................................... 28 9.2.1 Medicine Hat College Wilson ...................................................................................................................................... 28 9.2.2 NAIT Caudron ............................................................................................................................................................ 29 9.2.3 Red Deer College Wigmore......................................................................................................................................... 29 9.2.4 Red River College Larson ............................................................................................................................................ 30 9.2.5 SAIT Wagner ............................................................................................................................................................... 30 9.2.6 SIAST Mireau .............................................................................................................................................................. 30 9.2.7 VorTeq Cal Petik ......................................................................................................................................................... 30 9.2.8 CCC Training Institute Inc Scavarelli ............................................................................................................................ 31

    9.3 Certification Officers ........................................................................................................................................................ 31 9.3.1 Alberta Wagner .......................................................................................................................................................... 31 9.3.2 Saskatchewan Mireau ................................................................................................................................................ 31 9.3.3 Manitoba Zilinski ....................................................................................................................................................... 31

    9.4 Other Related Association Reports .................................................................................................................................. 32 9.4.1 BCIT/BCWWA Yoo ...................................................................................................................................................... 32 9.4.2 Réseau Environnement Boudrias ................................................................................................................................ 33

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    5 Membership

    5.1 Notice of Resignation

    5.1.1 Bill Evans, Associate BCIT I would like to pass my nonvoting membership on to Richard Yoo. Richard is the lead CCC instructor at BCIT and has represented BCIT at the Western Canada section meetings in Canmore for the past few years. Thanks and I will definitely miss the Canmore meetings. Pass on my best wishes to all of my friends in the Western region! William (Bill) Evans Chief Instructor Piping Department 604-432-8420 office, 778-928-2365 cell, 604-434-4862 fax [email protected]

    5.1.2 Doug Dyer, Associate, Supplier Zurn Industries Limited I just wanted to send you a quick note, that we have made some changes in Western Canada We have transferred Bryon Keats from our Toronto office to Calgary, and he will now be representing Zurn Industries in Western Canada, which will include the Wilkins product line. thanks Doug Dyer Product Consultant Zurn Industries Limited | Sales & Marketing Dept. Phone: 905-405-8272, Ext. 229 | Cell :416-738-0786 | Fax: 905-671-9078 | [email protected] www.zurn.com

    5.1.3 Wayne Wilson, Associate, Supplier Watts Water Technologies I am retiring as of January 1st after turning 65 years old this December. It has being my privilege to serve on the wsc cccc for the past several years and will miss all the wonderful friends that I have made on that committee. I would ask that you accept Mr. Moe Fanous P. Eng. as my replacement on the committee. He will made a knowledgeable addition. He can be reached at : [email protected], 1-905-332-3571 I am looking forward to completing some of the many project that I set aside over the years. Best Regards, Wayne P. Wilson Watts Water Technologies (Canada) Inc.

    mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]

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    5.2 New Applications

    5.2.1 Mike Sayers, Associate, Purveyor City of Calgary Name of Applicant: Mike V Sayers Title: Cross Connection Control Inspector Representing: City of Calgary Address: Box 2100 Stn M #435 City/Town: Calgary Province: AB Postal Code: T20 2M5 Phone: 403 268-5776 Fax: 403 537-30666 Email (required): [email protected] AWWA Member #: Section: Please check Voting Member Associate Member Category Purveyor

    5.2.2 Joe Cartwright, Associate, Regulator City of Medicine Hat Name of Applicant: Joe Cartwright Title: Risk Control Manager Representing: City of Medicine Hat Address: 717 16 St SW City/Town: Medicine Hat Province: AB Postal Code: T1A 4X3 Phone: 403 525-8849 Fax: 403 528-4955 Email (required): [email protected] AWWA Member #: Section: Please check Voting Member Associate Member √ Category Regulator √

    5.2.3 Richard Yoo, Associate, Educator BCIT Name of Applicant: Richard Yoo Title: Instructor of Piping Trades Representing: British Columbia Institute of Technology Address: 6515 Kerr Street City/Town: Vancouver Province: BC Postal Code: V5S 3C3 Phone: (604) 786 6107 Fax: (604) 434 4862 Email (required): [email protected] AWWA Member #: Section: BC Please check Voting Member Associate Member √ Category Educator √

    5.2.4 Moe Fanous, Associate, Supplier Watts Water Technologies Name of Applicant: Moe Fanous Title: Product Manager Representing: Wtts Water Technologies Canada Address: 5435 North Service Rd City/Town: Burlington Province: ON Postal Code: L7L 5H7 Phone: 905-332-4090 Fax: 905-332-7068 Email (required): [email protected] AWWA Member #: Section: Please check Voting Member Associate Member √ Category Manufacturer/Agent √

    5.2.5 Bryon Keats, Supplier Zurn Industries Limited Not received – no action

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    6 Business Arising from the Minutes

    6.1 Legal Section Update I. LEGAL LIABILITY ASSOCIATED WITH CROSS CONNECTION CONTROL1 Risk of Legal Liability with Cross Connections This section of the training manual sets out the legal framework for liabilities associated with cross connection, as perceived by the authors. This document is also provided to assist the reader in consideration of the problems associated with cross connection activities. Cross connections can give rise to legal liability through three main categories:

    (i) non-compliance with government regulations; (ii) non-compliance with private contractual agreements; or (iii) general liability arising from common law.

    1. Risk of Regulatory Non-Compliance Within Canada, federal, provincial and municipal governments can draft and enforce regulations. Each level of government is responsible for regulating activities that fall within its own jurisdiction. The provincial government has exclusive jurisdiction over matters of health and local concern within its boundary. The provincial government commonly delegates its jurisdiction over public utilities to municipalities. As such, provincial legislation or municipal by-laws generally regulate cross connections. The federal government also plays a role in cross connection regulation through its creation of “model” regulations. These regulations are designed to standardize the laws across the country. Although federal law is not automatically applicable within a province or municipality, provinces and municipalities may adopt the model regulations. For example, the National Plumbing Code of Canada (2005) governs some aspects of cross connection regulation. It has been adopted in some provinces, such as Alberta, with minor amendments.2 Non-compliance with government regulations can give rise to legal liability. Ignorance of regulations is not an acceptable defense for non-compliance. Failure to comply with regulations can lead to penalties in the form of fines, loss of license or, in extreme cases, imprisonment. Regulations are enforced by the government and not by private individuals. In addition, non-compliance with regulations may lead to civil liability. This is discussed further in section 3 entitled Risks of Tortious Liability. 2. Risk of Contractual Non-Compliance Under a contract, parties mutually agree on terms and conditions of liability. Often one person voluntarily assumes a duty to another. A contract commonly has no effect on, and gives no rights to, anyone except the parties to the contract. Nevertheless, a contract that contemplates the involvement of a third party and extends the liability to such third party, may pass rights or liability under the contract to the third party. When a professional enters into a contract, he does so with the understanding that he is to use the skill and care of a reasonably prudent and competent member of his particular profession. This includes having knowledge of all the relevant regulations in his field and keeping up with the advancement of knowledge in that field. Keeping up with the advancement of knowledge includes general knowledge a reasonably prudent and competent member of his particular profession would have, such as information distributed in professional magazines. It is noteworthy that if an individual claims to be an expert in his profession, the individual’s client may place complete reliance on the expertise of that individual. A contract for services can legally limit the liability or limit the standard of skill and care that a person has to provide. Limitations to liability must be clear and must be approved by all parties to the contract.

    1 Based on an article written by H.D.C. Hunter. M.A. (Can Tab) Barrister and Solicitor. Amended by Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP March, 2012. This document is for training purposes only and to provide a general overview of the liabilities that may be associated with Cross Connection Control. This document should not be relied upon as legal advice. 2 See section 4(1) of the Plumbing Code Regulation, Alta Reg 119/2007.

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    3. Risk of Tortious Liability A tortious act is an act that, while not necessarily illegal, causes harm to an individual either directly or through negligence. A. Negligence The most common tort claim arises out of negligence. When a person breaches his standard of care3 owed to another person, and the affected person suffers from damage because of that breach, the person who committed the breach is acting negligently. In order to establish liability from negligence, the injured party must prove that: (i) he or she was damaged; (ii) the nature of his or her damage; (iii) and that the damage resulted from a specific person’s failure to satisfy his duty of care required by law. In relation to cross connections, anyone on the water system may suffer damage. The magnitude of potential liability is therefore significant. However, it is often difficult to prove a direct link between the actual harm caused and a breach of standard of care. Liability from negligence centres on two main questions: (i) whether the person who caused the harm knew or ought to have known about the dangerous condition; and (ii) whether or not he took reasonable steps within his control to avoid the contamination. In most cases, an honest error in judgement will not be considered negligent as long as it is an error that a reasonable prudent professional could also make. If the potential defendant can prove that the problem was fully considered and an informed decision was made, although wrong, liability will likely not attach. However, if the person who caused the harm did not thoughtfully consider his decision, as a reasonably prudent and competent professional would have, a finding of negligence is more likely to be established. A partial defence may be available if it can be proven that someone else did or failed to do something at a later date which caused or contributed to the damage. B. Nuisance Liability under tort in cross connections can also arise out of private nuisance. Private nuisance is a wrong arising from the use of one’s own property in an improper manner such that it harms the rights or interests of another. The nuisance may stem from one’s negligence, or from the use of dangerous materials. Where a person is responsible for the creation or existence of a source of danger to other persons, he or she does so at his or her peril. The escape of the “dangerous thing” from the person’s land may result in a strict liability offence in very specific circumstances.4 Who can be liable? In the event that death or serious illness results from contamination of potable water that could have been prevented by the installation of a backflow prevention device, one or all of the following parties could be found liable for the failure: 1. The owner of the premises where the contamination originated. The owner of the property where the cross connection exists may be liable for any damages due to his negligence resulting from improper maintenance, improper alteration, or the creation of nuisance with the system. 2. The plumbing contractor who installed the cross connection. The plumbing contractor’s liability may stem from either his negligence or from the contractual relation with his client (the property owner). The property owner may look to the plumbing contractor to recover financial loss suffered due to the plumbing contractor’s failure to carry out the terms of the contract. 3. The consulting engineer who designed the plumbing containing the cross connection. The consulting engineer who designed the plumbing system could face liability for negligent acts or breach of contract. As a result, of the engineer’s professional expertise, he is often expected to display a higher degree of skill. Failure to provide protection in the context of a cross connection is more difficult to defend

    3 The common standard of care for a professional is that of the reasonably prudent and competent member of a particular profession. See Trident Construction v W.L. Wardrop & Assoc. Ltd., [1979] M.J. No. 454, [1979] 6 W.W.R. 481, at p. 533. 4 Strict liability means that a person does not need to be found guilty of any wrongful conduct, intentional or negligent, to be held liable. To establish a strict liability there must be a non natural use of land, an escape of something likely to do mischief from the land, and damage. See Rickards v Lothian, [1913] A.C. 263 (PC), [1911-13] All E.R. Rep. 71.

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    for an engineer since, as an expert, he or she should have known of the hazard and should have taken adequate care to protect the plumbing system from contamination. 4. The municipal inspector (and municipality) who approved the plumbing that contained the cross connection. The municipal plumbing inspector is employed by the municipality to discharge the municipality’s duty to its residents. The inspector must be familiar with the by-laws and regulations and must enforce them. If he or she does not do so and damage results, both the inspector and the municipality may be liable to the persons harmed. 5. The water purveyor, who owns the water system which conveyed the contamination to the injured party. The water purveyor, in many cases a municipality, may have no statutory duty to supply water to a specified quality or standard. However, the purveyor is a supplier of goods and services and there is a trend to establish liability on suppliers of faulty goods. The purveyor does, therefore, have some risk of liability. Again, this liability most likely arises out of a potential action for negligence. Many utilities are under the supervision of a professional engineer (heightened standard of care). If the purveyor has the right of inspection, then he or she could also face the same liability as the municipal plumbing inspector. Therefore, should contamination enter the water purveyor’s system and then be delivered to a customer, the water purveyor must defend his position as a supplier of goods, a technical expert and as an inspector. If contamination results from work done by the purveyor’s employees in constructing the water system, the purveyor also stands in the same position as the plumbing contractor for liability associated with his work.

    Feedback I think this document is a significant improvement over what we are currently using. I do have a question though. I didn`t notice in the document any reference to a municipality`s responsibility to have a cross connection control program. It was kind of alluded to a couple of times, but I was really hoping to see something in the final comments on the liability exposure for the water purveyor. It would be my opinion that an active cross connection control program would go a long way in reducing the purveyor`s exposure to liability, and I think that some sort of reference to a cross connection control program would be worth having in this section. Would it be possible to have the author consider including this concept in the final section under water purveyor? What does everyone else think? Dean Wigmore

    6.2 Affiliate Memberships / Certificate Expiry Dates WCS Board Motion – CCC Certification Fee, October 6, 2011 Motion To approve the proposal from the CCC Committee to remove the Annual Affiliate Membership and replace it with a 5 year Certification Fee in the amount of $100. Fee to be evaluated annually to ensure cost recovery. Moved by Gyn Gyn Lee; Seconded by Scott Miller; All in Favour Implementation Letter for the new 5 year process was sent to all WCS Training institutes with new registration form October 13, 2011. Expiry dates are tracked in the WCW database and are printed on all certificates.

    6.3 Committee Member Recognition Item No feedback provided from supplier members on possible items to turn into awards for service awards.

    6.4 BackTalk Enews No newsletters have been sent. There is an online service that could be used to create and send out newsleters. Service provides a source of revenue through advertising sales. Two issues to using:

    1 some content needs to be provided on a regular basis 2 advertising market would have to exist

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    6.5 Computer Based Back Flow Model No further updates on possibility of setting up computer based back flow models. Committee members were to have looked at possible existing products.

    7 Reports

    7.1 Chair Report Zilinski Again there was excellent representation from all fields associated to the cross connection control world. We have experienced the retiring of a few outstanding members but as their personalities and knowledge leave us we are fortunate to have new and enthused personal coming aboard. In keeping with the theme of new and current we have agreed to bring our AWWA representative Mr. Gary Sullivan from Denver to assist us in developing a new Strategic Plan. There has been an extra day scheduled for our May 2012 meeting so we can focus on tackling our goals and objectives for the ever changing water world we all are experiencing. I had an opportunity to attend the AWWAWC strategic planning session held in Calgary February 2012. This certainly should be helpful to our CCC section when Gary uses or should I say picks on me as the go to guy who potentially should have all the answers due to the fact that I have been through his presentation already. A change that is notable in the past year is the mandatory affiliate membership fee. It was agreed and implemented that a 5 year fee would be administered to correspond with the 5 year recertification program. We also had our CCC manuals section on “legal aspects of cross connection” reviewed by a law firm and will be discussing what recommendations to be considered as a more recent reflection on today’s standards. It was pointed out at last years meeting that we might want to target the different municipal organizations with information and knowledge of backflow prevention within their communities. With this in mind the committee agreed to send representation to different programs when possible. However we still had members attend the WCW Conference and Exhibition in Saskatoon in September. Randy Fogen the senior cross connection control inspector for Saskatoon, had a booth set up displaying a live transparent water distribution system designed to demonstrate how backflow occurs and how to prevent it. Thanks go out to Randy and the city employees helping him to make the citizens of Saskatoon aware of backflow prevention. The WCCC Committee also had a booth set up manned by Lorne Mireau, Dylan Gerlack and myself. I also had a chance to present a paper on the cross connections I have experienced in the City of Winnipeg since being hired on as an inspector for the city. Our first municipal target was the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) Conference and Trade Show. Committee members Rynette Moore-Guillaume and Kevin Lang attended and answered any questions pertaining to backflow prevention. After talking with Kevin on how it went he indicated there was a good response. However we need to be able to provide an informational hand out which illustrates additional content pertaining to their inquiries. Thanks for your time and effort put forth you two. The next municipal focus was at the AMM Association of Manitoba Municipalities in Brandon Manitoba in April. Dan Larson and I manned our booth hoping for a lot of questions on protecting water distribution systems from contamination. To our delight we had quite a few interesting questions thrown our way. The experience was very positive and I believe the investment was well worth it to furthering the knowledge of people associated with municipal water protection. In wrapping up I’d like to say sorry to anyone that I may have missed in my report and on behalf of the CCC Committee thank you for your efforts to promote water safety as well. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone in May and tackling all the new work we have ahead of us. Respectfully submitted, Mike Zilinski WCS AWWA Cross Connection Committee Chair 2011.

    7.2. National Committee Wardner MOU and ToR for National committee have been ratified by all Canadian Sections.

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    Items for next national committee meeting: • ACWWA

    o Request to have Instructor’s Exams handled locally –would like to have the answer key for the Instructors Exam. To date, they have to send the completed exams to WC for correction and then wait for return to issue certificates. We would be able to issue certificates in a timely manner if the AC Certification Officer had the ability to correct these exams as they come in.

    • BCWWA o report on new CCC Inspector Certification Program. o change in the Municipal Sewage Regulation in BC requiring inspection of

    reclaimed water facilities for a certified CCC Inspector (see section 22.1 http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/30_129_99

    • WCS AWWA o Submission of approved Legal Section (assuming content is approved) – item 6.1 o Change of manual format (item 8.4) o Request for increase in Instructor Exam fees (item 8.5) – item would not be

    national discussion if exam handling in delegated to each section and not managed by WCS.

    http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/30_129_99

  • 2012

    WCS CCC Finance Report

    Budget Jan 12 Feb 12 Mar 12 Apr 12 TOTAL

    Income

    Cross Connection Control

    CCC Manual 120,000.00 17,008.00 7,232.00 11,040.00 7,000.00 42,280.00

    CCC Publishing Fees 8,000.00 1,119.21 1,119.21

    CCC Certification Fees 10,000.00 514.26 2,078.54 3,200.00 2,100.00 7,892.80

    CCC Affiliate Membership Fees 9,500.00 7,679.57 2,370.00 540.00 180.00 10,769.57

    Total Income 147,500.00 25,201.83 12,799.75 14,780.00 9,280.00 62,061.58

    Expense

    Cross Connection Control Expense

    CCC Manual* 80,000.00 14,146.31 5,231.80 9,248.94 5,194.43 33,821.48

    CCC Certificates/Awards 0.00 19.98 19.98

    CCC Committee 500.00

    CCCC Annual Meeting 16,000.00 2,240.00 2,240.00

    CCCC Miscellaneous 1,000.00 1,586.19 78.38 1,664.57

    National Committee 500.00

    CCC Committee 6,222.95 1,586.19 2,240.00 78.38 3,904.57

    Total Expenses 98,000.00 15,732.50 5,231.80 11,508.92 5,272.81 37,746.03

    Net 49,500.00 9,469.33 7,567.95 3,271.08 4,007.19 24,315.55

    Admin Expenses Jan 12 Feb 12 Mar 12 Apr 12 TOTAL

    Contract Services 360.00 1,340.00 370.00 1,840.00 3,910.00

    Postage 307.09 307.09

    Photocopies 4.40 4.40

    Total 360.00 1,340.00 681.49 1,840.00 4,221.49

    *Draft for Legal section 1,326.50

    Postage & Photocopies calculated and charged quarterly

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  • 2011

    WCS CCC Finance Report Page 2

    Income Plan% Actual/

    Budget Total Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

    Manual 120,000 97% 116,744 10,864 10,416 10,712 7,760 7,232 4,640 13,520 9,744 13,520 16,368 11,968Publishing Fees 8,000 107% 8,572 1,285 1,704 1,298 1,684 1,680 920Certification Fees 10,000 127% 12,684 2,943 1,286 1,744 1,134 1,410 286 229 886 1,344 1,423Affiliate Members 9,500 124% 11,775 4,905 1,080 5,220 180 120 210 30 30

    Total Income 147,500 102% 149,775 17,054 11,496 20,579 9,226 10,395 5,984 1,440 15,490 11,683 14,406 18,633 13,391

    Expense

    Manual 80,000 111% 89,122 8,184 7,885 7,566 3,995 5,269 3,443 10,426 6,815 10,314 11,850 13,375Member Benefit-Magazine 500 0% 0Awards/Certificates 500 45% 224 107 107 10Annual Meeting 16,000 85% 13,595 2,688 0 0 -1,232 13,080 -941Miscellaneous 1,000 5% 52 52National Committee 2,000 0% 0

    Total Expenses 100,000 103% 102,994 10,872 7,885 7,673 2,763 18,349 2,555 0 10,426 6,815 10,421 11,860 13,375

    Admin Expenses Total Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

    Contract Services 12,679 683 96 1,348 1,155 4,244 1,496 910 858 403 735 735 18

    Postage 664 21 296 252 95

    Photocopies 516 11 145 345 15

    Total 13,858 683 96 1,379 1,155 4,244 1,937 910 858 1,000 735 735 127

    Postage & Photocopies calculated and charged quarterly

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    7.5 Manufacturers/Agents

    7.5.1 Conbraco Industries/Apollo Valves, Canada Cooper Products

    • 4A Series 10”,12” Expect to be through Testing Est. June 2012 12” a true 12” Flow configuration, Straight design and N pattern

    • SAE test cocks now standard on ½”-1” RP’s and DCVA’s and PVB’s • Locking handle option, lever 11/4”-2”, locking Round Handles ½”-1” • Apollo Xpress Full line of Press type (Viega style)fittings ½”- 4”

    Also full line of Valve products with Press option including Backflow Preventers • 4A PVB now ½”-2”

    Future Products • 11/2”, 2” RPDA and DCDA Detector Assemblies complete with supervised Gear operated

    Ball Valve • SVB4A Spill Proof Pressure Vacuum Breaker with 4A Check Design.

    Comments Lead Free is a hot topic. Some confusion as to when it will become a requirement in Canada. We offer a complete line of Approved Lead Free products and already sell them into many projects We will continue to keep both standard and Lead free products as Irrigation and Fire protection don’t require lead Free. We will adjust our inventories as demands change. Added cost for Lead Free products Company Changes New Rep Hire in Quebec Region: Nimatec Jeff Cooper General Manager Conbraco, Industries Canada

    7.5.2 Watts Fanous New Products & Features: Series 2000B-FP / 4000B-FP Double Check and Reduced Pressure Zone Assemblies available ¾” up to 2” with gear operated slow close isolation valves series AFBV-FP full-port bronze body ball valves that are UL/FM rated for 175psi (12.1 bar) service in fire protection systems. Available in threaded ends (NPT) with chrome-plated brass ball, brass stem and PTFE seats for low torque and positive shut off.

    • Watts now offers a complete backflow product line with lead free (LF) construction that meets the new legislation in the USA which will be soon implemented in Canada.

    • New media center on Watts Water Technologies website featuring Watts’s backflow step by step repair video series for most models.

    • New engineer’s resource center with Watts master specs, 3D CAD drawings, interactive backflow preventers approval guide and spec sheets.

    Company Changes • After 28 years with Watts Water Technologies, Mr. Wayne Wilson has retired on

    December 31, 2011 from his position as Product Manager, Wayne had a lot of contributions to cross connection programs across the country and in the USA, we wish him a happy retirement.

    Moe Fanous Product Manager Watts Water Technologies, Canada.

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    For Immediate Release: April 16, 2012 Contact: Ken Tomihiro Program Manager [email protected]

    CSA Proposes Amendment to B125 Standard for Low Lead Requirements

    CSA has proposed to amend the plumbing fitting standard to bring it in line with the recent low lead work that has occurred in the USA. Harmonizing the low lead requirements will help to prevent the Canadian market from receiving non-compliant product that may be still available after the January 2014 implementation set for the USA.

    CIPH has worked with industry members, the CSA Technical Committee, Health Canada and the Canadian Codes Centre to help develop policies that will allow for continuation of regulation through the existing code systems without the need for any additional regulations. The Institute supports the changes to the technical standards and hopes that implementation will occur without undue delay.

    Among many others, the proposed changes to CSA B125.3 will integrate lead content requirements for fittings that are the same as those in the U.S. and also integrate NSF 372 test methods to ensure harmony of low lead policies across North America.

    Once the public comment period has closed, the anticipated release date for the updated version of CSA B125 will be some time in late 2012. CIPH is expecting that the amended standard will then be published and adopted as an update to the 2010 model National Plumbing Code in 2013. This will generally coincide with the January 2014 date that U.S. regulations come into force.

    Summary of proposed change to the CSA B125.3–Plumbing Fittings Standard for lead CIPH Recommendations

    CIPH recommends that you review the draft and submit any comments by the posted deadline of April 23. You can review the draft by following this link.

    CSA B125.3 – 11 Plumbing Fittings

    4.15 Toxicity and Lead Content 4.15.1 - Fittings covered by this standard shall comply with the applicable requirements of NSF/ANSI 61.

    4.15.2 - Solders and fluxes in contact with potable water shall not exceed, by mass, 0.2% lead content. Metal alloys in contact with potable water shall not exceed 8% lead content.

    4.15.3 - Fittings intended to convey or dispense water for human consumption through drinking or cooking shall not contain a weighted average lead content on excess of 0.25% when evaluated in accordance with the test method in NSF/ANSI 372.

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  • The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating is a not-for-profit trade association. Founded in 1933, the Institute is a vibrant organization committed to providing members with the tools for success in today’s competitive environment. More than 250 companies are members of this influential Canadian industry association. They are the manufacturers, wholesaler distributors, master distributors, manufacturers' agents and allied companies who manufacture and distribute plumbing, hydronic heating, industrial, waterworks and other mechanical products. CIPH wholesalers operate more than 700 warehouses and showrooms across Canada. Total industry sales exceed $5 billion annually.

    For Immediate Release: January 7, 2011 Contact: Kevin Wong, CAE Program Coordinator [email protected]

    U.S. Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act Receives Presidential Approval On December 17th U.S. Congress passed the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act. The legislation was presented to President Obama for signature and approval on December 28th. CIPH received word from our friends at Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) that the President signed the Bill into law on January 5th.

    The new Law provides a 36-month implementation period from approval, after which time manufacturers and importers will be required to comply with the new standard. It uniformly reduces the lead standard for pipes, pipe fittings and plumbing fittings from as much as 8% to 0.25% across the nation, which is consistent with the current State Laws in California, Vermont and Maryland.

    CIPH, along with the Plumbing Manufacturers International and allies worked tirelessly over the last few years with jurisdictions such as California and other states to advocate changes to the U.S. lead standards, to develop technical standards, and to educate key decision makers on lead policy development.

    Additionally, PMI successfully advocated to lower the national standard for lead in the Safe Drinking Water Act.

    Impacts for Canada Our contacts at Health Canada continue to inform us that there are no new lead regulations planned for the plumbing industry in the near future.

    The Institute is aware that Health Canada has been working on the lead issue by monitoring changes to U.S. regulations and continuing to reevaluate their own base science and key policies.

    If there are any upcoming changes, CIPH along with our friends at the Plumbing Manufacturers International will advocate for a national and harmonized regulatory approach to manage lead in plumbing products in Canada, and North America.

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    7.6 Sub Committee Reports

    7.6.1 Education Mireau As you know there has been little movement with respect to the national committee. I have had some contact with Mike Haslem in regards to some questions on the instructor’s. We are progressing with this and I expect will have these questions repaired soon. The Cycles Challenges and Opportunities convention in Saskatoon this past September was a great success. I would like to thank Audrey and staff for all their work as well as Dylan Gerlack for helping man the booth and of course helping me heckle our fearless leader Mike while he put on a great presentation despite our efforts. Randy Folgen had a booth with City of Saskatoon and their MTS Backflow display. There has been very little to worry about this year. I am always amazed at the quality and knowledge of the people on this committee and never hesitate to phone or e-mail if I have questions. Before I end this I would like to thank Audrey, Lisa and Carol for all the work they do. I would like to have a brief meeting some evening while we are at Canmore. Respectfully submitted by; Lorne Mireau

    7.6.2 CCC Manual Updates Green During the May 2012 Committee meeting, several editorial changes were proposed for inclusion into the Canadian Cross Connection Control Manual which are as follows: • Chapter II, page II-3, 2nd column, 3rd paragraph changed administrations to “administration” • Chapter II, page II-6, 1st column, added “If” to beginning of last paragraph. • Chapter II, page II-10, revised wording on certificate changed “Refresher” to “Recertification” • Chapter II, page II-16, 2nd column, 2nd last paragraph changed “Refresher” to “Recertification” • Chapter II, page II-18, 1st column, last paragraph changed “Refresher” to “Recertification” • Chapter II, page II-18, 2nd column, 2nd paragraph changed “Refresher” to “Recertification” • Chapter IV, page IV-5 & 6, realign column titles • Chapter IV, page IV-13, changed “gap” to “break” on Illustration 9 • Chapter IV, page IV-24, 2nd column, 8th paragraph deleted the word “with” before readily • Chapter IV, page IV-39, 1st column, 5th paragraph changed “assessable” to “accessible” • Chapter IV, page IV-48, 1st column, 4th paragraph changed “assessable” to “accessible” • Chapter IV, page IV-56, 1st column, changed “HVCB” to “HCVB” in Application Title • Chapter IV, page IV-61, 2nd column, last paragraph delete wording “or backpressure” • Chapter IV, page IV-71, 1st column, 1st paragraph changed “biasted” to “biased” • Chapter IV, page IV-71, 1st column, 1st paragraph changed “pen” to “open” • Chapter IV, page IV-73, Illustration 72 was blurred, replaced image & wording • Chapter IV, page IV-78, 1st column, 4th paragraph changed “assessable” to “accessible” • Chapter IV, page IV-78, 1st column, 1st paragraph changed “or” to “at” • Chapter VI, page VI-3, 1st column, 1st paragraph changed “maintain” to “maintained” • Chapter VI, pages VI-5, insert updated Excerpt from CSA Standard B64.10-1/B64.10.1-1 • Chapter VI, page VI-11, 2nd column, 2nd paragraph 2nd sentence changed 1st “to” to “of” • Chapter VI, page VI-42, 2nd column, 1st paragraph 3rd sentence deleted the word “rise” • Chapter VI, page VI-42, 2nd column, step 6 add wording “too quickly” to end of step • Chapter VII, page VII-5, 2nd column, changed “Readily Assessable” to “Readily Accessible” • Chapter VII, page VII-20, 2nd column, 2nd paragraph changed “Pollo” to “Polio” in title • Chapter VII, pages VII-34 – 46, updated Listing of Backflow preventers Thank you for your time and if you have any questions please contact me at (403) 268-2706 or email at [email protected] Respectively submitted, Jim Green, Member – Purveyor

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  • Meeting Agenda Cross Connection Control & Backflow Prevention Sections Meeting

    Wednesday June 13, 2012 0900 - 1200

    Dallas Convention Center – Room A115

    1. Welcome

    2. Introductions

    3. Report from AWWA on current cross connection / backflow activities

    4. Discussion of Section cross connection control/backflow training activities and needs

    a. Are Sections actively training? b. Is there a need for different/additional training? c. What needs do the Sections have for training material? (i.e.

    M14)

    5. Discussion on certification

    a. Are Sections currently certifying? b. Do Sections see a need for certification? c. What role could AWWA/APBA play in achieving these

    needs?

    6. Other Business

    7. Adjournment

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    8.2 Municipal Association Tradeshows • SUMA January 2012, Regina

    o Rynette Moore-Guillaume & Kevin Lang manned booth • AMM April 2012, Brandon

    o Dan Larson & Mike Zilinski manned booth Suggestions for trade shows:

    • A generic business card with web address. • Give away items - possibly pens or note pads. • Possibly a draw item (ie: pen set).

    Found that the free items in other booths worked to bring people to the booth. Handout was created for AMM show in Brandon.

  • WESTERN CANADA SECTION AMERICAN WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION

    Cross Connection Control and Backflow Prevention

    Accelerate Your Career - Connect, Share and Grow with WCS AWWA Box 1708, Cochrane Alberta T4C 1B6 P 1-877-283-2003 F 1-877-283-2007

    www.wcsawwa.net

    Cross connections in potable water systems are required to be protected under the jurisdiction of the National Plumbing Code and the Municipalities Plumbing and Drainage Regulations. These code requirements are also supplemented by good engineering practices outlined in CSA – B64.10 and the AWWA Canadian Cross Connection Control Manual.

    A cross-connection is defined as “any actual or potential connection between a potable water system and any source of pollution or contamination”. Cross connections are present in every water supply system, and depending on the size of the system, hundreds or thousands of potential cross connections can exist.

    Cross connections that are not protected against backflow are potentially a dangerous source of contamination. When backflow occurs through an unprotected cross connection, pollutants or contaminants can enter the municipal water system and be delivered to other consumers or locations. The task of eliminating all cross connections is enormous. However, all purveyors can implement CCC programs that reasonably reduce the risk of contamination to their systems.

    For a drinking water (potable water) supply to become contaminated via a cross connection, three things need to happen simultaneously:

    1. The potable water supply piping must be unprotected (or improperly protected) from a cross connection;

    2. A physical cross connection must be made between the potable water supply piping and a contaminant source; and

    3. Backflow conditions must occur.

    Backflow is the flow of water (or other solid, liquid, or gas from any source) back into the potable water supply. Backflow may be due to either:

    Backsiphonage; or

    Backpressure.

    Backsiphonage is backflow caused by a negative pressure (vacuum or partial vacuum) in the supply piping. Backsiphonage occurs when system pressure is reduced below atmospheric pressure. The effect is similar to sipping water through a straw.

    Backpressure is backflow caused by pressure in the customer's plumbing being greater than the pressure in the water supply piping. The higher pressure in the customer's plumbing may be from a booster pump, heating boiler, etc.

    Water distribution systems are exposed to several sources of potential health risks, which include cross-connections and backflow. Implementing a cross connection control and backflow prevention program is one of the ways to minimize water quality degradation in the distribution system.

  • There are several ways to mitigate the potential for backflow:

    Provide physical separation between potable water and non-potable water systems.

    Install backflow prevention devices and assemblies. The choice depends on the health hazard of the actual or potential cross connection and the plumbing hydraulics.

    Implement cross-connection control and backflow prevention programs. Maintain positive pressures in the distribution system.

    Overall water distribut ion system operations include maintaining chlorine residuals, maintaining positive pressures, and performing appropriate levels of distribution system maintenance, should be covered under a municipality’s total water quality management program. A cross-connection control program complements the other barriers of the multibarrier approach to providing safe drinking water. Based on the number of actual and potential cross connections in a municipal water system, and the resulting health hazards, it is important for the municipality to have an effective cross connection control program in place. Setting a comprehensive cross connection control program involves meeting the following objectives:

    Establish authority and administrative responsibility. Establish policy. Establish budget and a source of

    funding. Review and conform to standards

    for backflow preventers. Establish a data management

    system. Develop a public relations and

    education program. Co-ordinate activities with local

    authorities. Develop a training program. Develop standard correspondence. Develop requirements for a cross connection survey and hazard assessment. Establish inspection and testing protocols. Develop a backflow incident response plan. Establish enforcement strategies. Perform quality control and assurance in the following areas: Annual testing of devices Licensing personnel engaged in testing of devices to ensure competency Authority to enter premise and install device(s) in case of non-compliance and

    add the cost to the water service charges. Authority to terminate the water service in case of non-compliance.

    It is therefore recommended that additional ordinances be established where necessary through the provision of a suitable By-law.

    Bylaw/Regulations and Standards – a reference to your bylaw/regulations, standards and codes including national and provincial plumbing and building codes

    The water utility’s Cross Connection Control program is implemented under the jurisdiction of a water bylaw and shall adhere to the conditions set out in the bylaw.

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    8.3 CCC Manual Format • Persistent issue with shipping of the CCC binders, especially during the colder months on

    the year, when they get damaged by rough handling when very cold. • Results are damaged binders that need to be replaced.

    Printer has done much over the year to alleviate this issue: • separating binder & content for shipping (requires purchaser to assemble) • wrapping binders in extra bubble wrap

    Proposed change in format to coil bound book (samples provided). Benefits are: • easy handling for student use - folds back • binder purchase not required -often causes inventory issues as binder require one month

    lead time for ordering. • Printing cost reduced – binders are $4.59 each • Shipping cost would be reduced as final product is smaller and lighter

    Sent inquiry to ACWWA and OWWA regarding format change; the only concern was the ability to add registration from to the book. A folder slot can be added to the cover to accommodate this request. Recommend changing manual from binder to coil bound book.

    8.4 Instructor Exam Handling & Fee Current Instructor exam fee is $30. Office services/cost required to process an instructor exam include:

    • Mailing exam, and two forwarding envelopes to exam proctor (one for exam marking, the second to return exam to office)

    • Process returned exam entering into database • print and mail certificate

    o mailings are typically $1.29 each Proctor and marking of exam is done by volunteers. Office services are $40/hour. Total office time is approximately 45 minutes ($30). Recommend that the committee review the cost of exam fee and recommend an increase to the National Committee.

    9 Member Reports

    9.1 Regional Reports

    9.1.1 Alberta Municipal Affairs Wager Alberta Municipal Affairs’ (AMA) previous representative Roland Tomuschat is greatly missed around the Department; he was a wealth of information, and an overall great guy who had a passion for public safety. Roland has been spotted at a few industry related events, (you can take the man out of inspections; but you can’t take the Inspector out of the man) and it is rumored he is thoroughly enjoying his retirement. Although I will not be able to replace Roland; I’m really looking forward to meeting, and working with WCS AWWA group. In Alberta; currently the 2005 Nation Plumbing Code (NPC) remains in effect. The 2010 version of the NPC, complete with referenced Standards and Alberta amendments, is expected to be adopted and come into force by early Fall of this year. There are ongoing discussions regarding how to address the perceived lack of enforcement of backflow, and cross connection requirements, particularity when it comes to irrigation systems. There have also been some discussions about the Building Code’s definition of “dwelling”

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    regarding secondary-suites, as it may impact cross connection requirements if such units are considered “separate dwellings”. The STANDATA regarding combination hot water heating systems has been revised, and now reads, in part: 2.7 The total length of supply and return piping from a Combination Heating System to the terminal heating unit shall not exceed 15 m (50 feet). A heat exchanger that is used to separate the potable water from the heating fluid is an example of a terminal heating unit. 2.8 The total length of a Combination Heating System utilizing radiant piping shall not exceed 15 m (50 feet). The concern is that large volumes of water within the heating portion of the system may become stagnant during times of the year when the heating portion of the system is shut-down. The limit of 15m is intended to prevent potentially large volumes of stagnant water in the heating portion of a system from mixing with the water within the distribution system. Systems larger than 15m would require at least a single-wall heat exchanger. The STANDATA can be viewed at: http://www.municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/documents/ss/STANDATA/plumbing/P-G-Combo08-02REV3.pdf Water reuse is a subject that receives ongoing attention. Having effective methods that address related health concerns is one of the biggest challenges. There are recognized testing methods, but having a governing body (usually the local municipality) take on the responsibilities of having trained staff available to perform ongoing monitoring is a requirement many municipalities cannot provide for at this time. AMA is committed to continued support of Cross Connection Control initiatives as a regular course of daily business through the interpretation and sharing code requirements with our varied clients, and by supporting related code/standard developments. Perry Wager Plumbing and Gas Field Inspector Alberta Municipal Affairs, Safety Services [email protected] Phone 1.866.421.6929

    9.1.2 Calgary Green Over the past year the focus of our Cross Connection Control (CCC) Program has been with By-Law Enforcement, Medicinal Marijuana Grow-operations, and Administrative procedures. By-Law Enforcement In order to effectively administrate a Cross Connection Control Program a municipality will require a By-Law. On 2006 August 04, our Water Utility By-law “40M2006” was approved by City Council. This Bylaw incorporates all the clauses necessary to conduct their business, definitions, responsibilities of the City and customers, general authority, rates and fees, metering, conservation, water service connections, right of entry for personnel to conduct inspections, prohibitions, cross connection control installation and testing requirements, and a section on enforcement that enables By-Law Enforcement Officers the right to issue violation tickets for non-compliant customers relating the installation and testing of cross connection control devices. Recently, we reviewed our procedures and timelines that involve By-Law Enforcement. The areas where we periodically require assistance from By-law Enforcement is on the initial installation of a cross connection control devices, annual testing, and the replacement of devices that have failed and do not respond to repairs. Most of our customers accept their responsibility and respond to our correspondence by installing backflow protection, testing their device, or correcting the infraction however, sometimes a few customers require a little encouragement. Even though By-Law Enforcement Officers have the authority to issue a violation ticket, we have found that their involvement by accompanying the CCC Inspector to the site during a follow-up inspection is enough to ensure compliance. It is our due diligence to ensure our drinking water is protected and everyone is doing their responsibility.

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    Medicinal Marijuana Grow-ops (MMGO) During the past year we were contacted by the CSRT (Coordinated Safety Response Team) to conduct an inspection of a residential home where the owner had a license from the Federal Government (Health Canada) to grow marijuana for medicinal purposes. After conducting the inspection of a hydroponics operation, we have the following concerns:

    • Federally licensed medical grow-ops have not been inspected to ensure compliance to the National Plumbing Code, Provincial Regulations, or local municipal By-Laws and Standards.

    • On-site inspections of both medical and illegal grow ops indicate identical infractions; • Contamination of Calgary’s drinking water supply (no premises-isolating cross connection

    control protection for single family or duplex housing); • Contamination of the customer’s drinking water due to unprotected internal cross

    connections (no “point of use” backflow protection); • Unmetered water / unauthorized usage, theft of water (unapproved piping connections

    upstream of the water meter); • Water wastage - inspections have identified “Once through cooling “ systems to reduce

    the heat generated by the grow ops; • Presently, Water Services does not monitor residential wastewater discharge to the

    sanitary sewer system. Floor drains in grow ops are open to any type of spillage or discharges;

    • Various on-site chemical products have been identified (i.e. fertilizers, fungicides, fumigants, herbicides, pesticides, & ph adjustment solutions, etc.);

    • Inspections have revealed that these grow ops have large solution tanks with submerged hoses connected to the internal water piping. The tanks are filled with various chemical solutions which vary in concentrations. The growers tend to utilize products that will enhance growth and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels;

    • On-site pumps (potential for backflow caused by back pressure). We have been informed by Alberta Health Services (AHS) that there could between 300 to 500 medical grow ops in Calgary. A motion has been passed by Council requesting Health Canada to disclose the locations of the licensed medicinal grow-ops, and on 2012 March 2, a letter was written by the Office of the Mayor, Naheed K. Nenshi to the Minister of Health, Honourable Leona Aglukkaq requesting liaison between the level of governments to address the serious safety issues around the MMGO. In March of 2012, we attended a three day War on Grow Ops Conference at the Banff Centre. Alberta Specialized Law Enforcement Training (ASLET) in conjunction with the Calgary Police Service and the City of Calgary Building Regulations conducted the conference to educate and inform all partners, municipal/provincial agencies on the life cycle of MGOs, from enforcement through to remediation. Administrative Procedures Over the past 15 months a CCC Implementation Work Team has scrutinized and reviewed our data entry processes, and software (WAM) that manages our data which was developed by the “World Group Asset Management” Corporation. This Team documented the “As Is” administrative procedures and recommended a “To Be” solution for our Cross Connection Control Program. In February 2012, City of Calgary IT personnel implemented an interim data entry screen to assist our administrative staff in capturing or entering annual test results. This interim solution is moving us a step closer to our future “To Be” goal of incorporating an online web based data entry form where Testers, with pin number access, could sign on our web site and directly enter test data & results. As of May 2012, our data management record system monitors 54,079 cross connection control devices; and the testing of 45,767 backflow preventers which categorize as 40,524 annual, 22 bi-

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    annual, and 5,221 tri-annual tests. The remaining 8,312 internal devices are recorded but not tracked by our testing program. In addition, the record system has 799 Employers (Testing Companies), 1679 Certified Testers (547 active), and 517 current test kits. Recently, our CCC Inspectors received Laptop computers to assist them when they are out in the field with their daily scheduling activities, emails, and the following web based software:

    • WAM – a web application that provides on-site CCC inspection and device criteria, • Water Front Mapping Application - This mapping web application may display aerial

    mapping, a legal base map of lot block plan #s, streets, avenues, lanes, names etc., communities, addresses, utilities, etc. The user may select a reference layer that graphically displays icons for the existing backflow preventers which are monitored by WAM. Clicking on the icon will pop-up a screen that will display the serial #, location of device, what type of system it is installed on, testing frequency, and the last test date. This tool is very useful when responding to water quality emergencies or establishing routine daily inspections, it will enable the user to graphical locate the properties that have premises-isolating backflow protection, thus identifying the addresses to focus their inspections.

    • Waterpond – a web application that provides the responsible party contact information. Thank you for your time and if you have any questions please contact me at (403) 268-2706 or email at [email protected] Respectively submitted, Jim Green, Member - Purveyor Cross Connection Control Committee Western Canada Section, AWWA

    9.1.3 EPCOR Gerlack Our Premises Isolation, Cross Connection Control Program continues to grow with the inspection of commercial and industrial facilities, documentation of findings and the communicating of CCC deficiencies to customers, contractors and testers. Many property management companies now understand that their buildings require backflow prevention protection by the installation of BFP assemblies, and are budgeting and proceeding with the installs prior to us doing a survey. The CCC office continues to support other EPCOR operations in Alberta, British Columbia, and now in the USA with their respective CCC programs. We continue to receive test reports performed in the smaller centers around Alberta north of Red Deer as the testers do not have anywhere else to submit them, we have secured a contact person for most of these towns and we forward the test reports to them for their records. The Edmonton CCC Office consists of a Manager, an inspector and office assistant. The database program that we use is XC2 Software. We continue to have periodic meetings with NAIT, the City of Edmonton-Plumbing Inspection Branch, Alberta Municipal Affairs, and other CCC stakeholders to discuss and address local CCC issues. We also attend meetings of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Alberta held in Edmonton.

    2012 January to December

    CCC Statistics for 2012 YTD-2011 Jan Feb Mar Apr May

    YTD-2012

    Facilities Facilities in XC2 7942 7977 7959 7945 7996 New Facilities Added 643 35 -18 -14 51 54 Facilities Inspected 920 119 116 93 93 421 PNA - No Access 244 13 14 10 12 49 Notices Sent Out 7664 565 1125 987 804 3481

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    Assemblies Assemblies Tested 5414 279 368 537 379 1563 New Assemblies Added 1958 260 235 201 185 881 Active RP Assemblies 6406 6507 6566 6669 6717 Active DCVA Assemblies 7919 8078 8268 8391 8530 Total Active Assemblies (includes PVBs, etc.) 14539 14799 15034 15235 15420 Total Inactive Assemblies 984 956 885 840 829 Testers Tester Companies 163 165 168 171 172 Certified Testers (active) 291 275 278 284 288 Registered Test Kits (active) 210 216 218 221 224

    Respectfully submitted, Dylan Gerlack Manager Cross Connection Control

    9.1.4 Red Deer Wardner The City of Red Deer had 2,611 backflow devices installed and operational as of December 31, 2011. There were 77 new devices installed in 2011. A total of 458 test reports were received in 2011. We have continued co-operation between the builders, plumbing contractors and The City of Red Deer in ensuring compliance. Local building contractors are aware our requirements and are installing devices in both new construction and retrofit scenarios. We are still experiencing a slowdown in new commercial construction that was first identified in 2009 and 2010. Our Utility Bylaw lays out the requirements for the protection of our Water Distribution system by means of Cross Connection and Backflow control. The City of Red Deer implemented its Cross Connection Control Program in the following stages: Institutional - July 1993 - Buildings identified as Institutional in compliance with the Utility Bylaw. Institutional buildings include schools and hospitals. Industrial - July 1995 - Buildings identified as Industrial in compliance with the Utility Bylaw and include manufacturing and process control. All new buildings are inspected when the final plumbing or gas inspection is required. Commercial - July 1997 - Commercial buildings are in compliance with the Utility Bylaw. We continue surveying these buildings to ensure appropriate compliance. High Density - July 2002 - High Density buildings are in compliance with the Utility Bylaw. We continue surveying these buildings to ensure appropriate compliance. Residential – Residential homes constructed since 1997 have had a check valve installed at the water meter. All City of Red Deer owned buildings and facilities are in compliance with our Utility Bylaw. The Inspections and Licensing Department is no longer managing for the Cross Connection Control program in The City of Red Deer. The responsibility for the day to day operations of our program now lies with the Environmental Services Department. The Licensing and Inspection Safety Codes Officers will still ensure the appropriate devices are installed for each new water service. The Water Section recently purchased XC2 software to manage our inspection program. We are in the process of transferring all of the information from the existing address data base and the Development Services Database. We are also renewing the authorization for all plumbers registered with the City and sending letters to each building owner who has a backflow device. We are advising them of their responsibilities and the new procedures being implemented. A brochure with information on our program is included in the mail out. We plan is to schedule 200 inspections per month beginning this June. The Environmental Services Department has two certified plumbers on staff who will follow up and perform site inspections for any building owners who do not reply to our notices.

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    Ronald G. Wardner Construction and Maintenance Superintendent Environmental Services Department The City of Red Deer

    9.1.5 Regina Lang In the past year we have implemented the Tokay software for the tracking of all program requirements. As with all new software we has some challenges, as we have overcome these challenges, we are finding that the implementation of this new software has and will continue to improve the efficiency of our cross connection control program. The City of Regina has continued to work on reviewing our Water/Cross Connection Control Bylaw. This review will include a re-evaluation of our cross connection control program to possibly include fines for non-compliance and fees for licensing. The City of Regina as of January 1st 2012 has inspected 2169 existing facilities and reviewed 1231 new building permits. We are currently tracking the annual testing of 4159 assemblies, 103 licensed testers using 78 test kits. The staff of the cross connection control program is continuing to provide the public information sessions such as the displays at local retailers. Radio and print ads are also used to make the public aware of what a cross connection is and what needs to be done to avoid them. I am pleased to be a member of the WCS AWWA Cross Connection Control committee and helping each other to address cross connection control challenges. Respectfully submitted, Kevin Lang Coordinator/Inspector Cross Connection Control Program [email protected]

    9.1.6 Sask Water Moore-Guillaume SaskWater is the province's Crown water utility service provider. The corporation’s lines of business include potable and non-potable water supply, wastewater treatment and project management and certified operations and maintenance. To deliver these products, SaskWater designs, builds, owns and operates transmission, regional and stand-alone water and wastewater systems that meet or exceed regulatory requirements. SaskWater also provides certified operations and maintenance services to customer-owned systems. SaskWater's focus is the sourcing and treatment of water for supply to communities; and the treatment and disposal of wastewater. The corporation’s municipal customers own and manage their local distribution systems and the relationship with their residents. SaskWater essentially provides wholesale water delivery service to the community, who then deliver service to its residents. Saskwater has grown substantially in the last couple of years with opportunities with Industrial customers. SaskWater has been installing backflow devices on all of its domestic customers since the mid 80s. All of SaskWater’s field staff and directly involved management are certified cross connection control specialists. The corporation currently has 28 qualified cross connection control testers on staff who have been trained at Saskatoon Siast Kelsey Campus. Those new to SaskWater without this training will receive the training as soon as available. SaskWater currently has approximately 688 cross connection control devices, of various types, installed throughout the province. SaskWater has implemented an Asset Management Program and will be utilizing this program by inputting all of its cross connection control devices to ensure proper record keeping and annual testing. SaskWater also coordinates an INAC training program in which has just expanded to five trainers that work with 41 first nation reserves. Respectfully submitted: Rynette Moore-Guillaume P.Eng, A.Sc.T, M.Admin Manager, Special Services, Operations & Engineering

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    9.1.7 Saskatoon Fogen 2011 was another busy year for the commercial construction industry in the City of Saskatoon. There were 660 new commercial device installs across the City, bringing our total count to 4,555 which is an increase of 75 from the previous year. 2012 will again exceed 2011 numbers. Inspector Greg Krawchuk has been very busy with our backlog of inspections and site surveys. With the City’s growing demand for potable water, we are currently expanding two of our three reservoirs. When completed in 2014, the capacities will be increased by 15 percent. Saskatoon also hosted the 2011 WCW Annual Conference. This was an excellent opportunity to showcase our Cross Connection Control Program, as well as converse with industry exhibitors from across Canada. A huge thank you to Mike Zilinski for assisting at our booth and helping us educate visitors on the City of Saskatoon’s mission to protect our, and the world’s, most valuable resource. Respectively Submitted, Randy Fogen Senior Cross Connection Inspector

    9.1.8 Winnipeg Zilinski It’s been another interesting year for the City of Winnipeg Cross Connection Control department. With our new enforcement program being in place for approximately a year now, we are definitely seeing an increase in a quicker time frame that building owners are getting their premises in compliance with the City’s water by-laws. If a building owner fails to comply within a predetermined time frame we then mail out a registered letter noting that further action may be taken to ensure the building is in compliance with our Cross Connection by-laws. This action definitely seems to get the majority of owners to comply in a timely manner. We have had only one case in which a court order was the next step in ensuring the building owner had his backflow preventers up to date. At the last minute our department received all the required paper work. The department has also been focusing on lining up with the recertification program as set out in the B.64.10 CSA Standards and with the National Cross Connection Control Manual. If the tester sending in test sheets has not been recertified within the designated time frame the department will not accept the test sheets submitted by that individual. With this policy intact we have been seeing an increase in testers taking the course. In last years report I mentioned our department was getting a new backflow prevention computer software program. It finally made it to our computers and it has been a great improvement to the CCC program. The program is called Tokay. It has been specifically designed for the Cross Connection Control world. As we are using and learning more about the program we are realizing it has everything our department requires and much more. Our supervisor is not a fan of paper files and we are discovering all information associated to CCC can be entered into the system so we are slowly getting rid of the paper tracking system. The City is also in the process of renewing the water by-law. This process has kept our department busy as we are involved with updating the Cross Connection Section. One item that has created a lot of discussion is the Design and Installation of Non Potable Water Systems. The City is seeing more buildings being designed with rain water collection for the flushing of water closets and urinals. This leaning towards conservation of water seems to be more and more looked at when buildings are being designed. This will surely be one of our discussion items at the annual meeting. Respectfully submitted, Mike Zilinski, Senior Cross Connection Control Inspector City of Winnipeg.

    9.2 Educator

    9.2.1 Medicine Hat College Wilson Over the last year the Medicine Hat College offered two Cross Connection Control Specialist and Refresher Courses. If there is enough interest, both the Specialist and Re-fresher classes are delivered during the same time period. The Specialist Tester students are in class for full days during the course and our Refresher students join the class for afternoons. Our combined delivery

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    of classes allows us to meet the needs of industry when the number of students for each class might not be economically viable to run. Our first class ran August 15th/2011 with a total of 8 Specialist Tester students, all successfully passed the written and practical exam. Our second class ran Dec. 19th/2011 with a total of 8 Specialist Tester students, all successfully passed the practical exam, however one did not pass the written exam (a re-write was arranged for a later date and he was successful). Looking forward, we are planning another 34 hour CCC Specialist Tester/Refresher class for August 23-26/2012 here at Medicine Hat College. As a point of interest, a good amount of our CCC training requests have been coming from the City of Medicine Hat. They have sent a number of individuals through our Specialist Training program, particularly in the last year. Mr. Joe Carwtright with the City of Medicine Hat will be attending our meeting and he will provide a report on their activities. It appears that two Specialist Tester class offerings a year are meeting the training needs of the Deep South. However, if there is more interest for Tester training the Medicine Hat College can arrange the training as needed. Thank you for the opportunity to update the Cross Connection Control Committee on our Training activities here at Medicine Hat College. Respectfully submitted, Danny Wilson

    9.2.2 NAIT Caudron This year we had a chance to update some of the equipment in our Cross Connection lab (our thanks to Westmech for their generous donation). 10 new devices were installed including a 4” DCVA and a 4” RP. We are in the process of upgrading the lab to include twelve sets of the three testable devices. This will ensure each student has a device and facilitate individual testing. We are still in the process of making the portable lab fully functional. This will allow us to be more versatile, as we have had a few requests from outlying area for onsite training. It is our hope that the portable lab will represent all manufacturers’ devices. The number of students certified has increased again this year. We attribute this increase to overall awareness of the program as well as enforcement by EPCOR. This year we have certified 64, with another potential of 12 more in the April/May class, for a total of 76. Currently to date we have re-certified 34, with another potential of 12 more in June, for a total of 46. Students in theory classes are becoming increasingly interested in Cross Connection certification. We believe that presenting this topic in Year Four of their technical training has increased awareness in addition to the discussions that are happening on the work-site. As you all are aware Doug Peters is stepping down as NAIT’s representative for Cross Connection. Our thanks for all his hard work over the past countless years. Respectfully submitted, Robert Caudron

    9.2.3 Red Deer College Wigmore Red Deer College did not run a Cross Connection Control Tester’s Certification Course this year as both Rob Baumbach and I were too busy to run the class. On a positive note, we are getting more requests for recertification training, so we will be offering at least two recertification courses along with a standard course next year. Rob and I were unable to attend the WCWWA Annual Conference in September, as Rob was teaching and I went to the World Plumbing Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. Several of the speakers at the WPC spoke to the importance of clean drinking water and the impact of the availability of water on developing countries. Last year I reported that the Town of Blackfalds was in the process of implementing a Cross Connection Control Program. I am pleased to report that the Town has got their program up and running. Preston Weran, Director of Infrastructure and Property Service for the Town, has submitted a report outlining the inception and implementation of the Town’s CCC Program that can

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    be used to demonstrate how easy and relatively inexpensive it is for a small community to get a CCC Program up and running. Respectfully Submitted, Dean Wigmore

    9.2.4 Red River College Larson Red River College conducted one class of 12 students for the 35 hour Cross Connection Control Specialist course from March 26 – 30, 2012. 9 out of the 12 students were successful. On April 24, 26, and 28th, Red River College conducted a 16 hour Cross Connection Control Refreshers Course with 7 students enrolling. All 7 were successful. On April 11, 2012 Mike Zilinski and Dan Larson set up and managed an AWWA Cross Connection Control booth at the Association of Manitoba Municipalities Conference Trade Fair in Brandon, MB. The purpose was to spread awareness of Cross Connection to officials such as reeves, mayors and councillors. We were pleased with the responses and questions from the attendees. Respectfully Submitted; Dan Larson, B.Sc., Voc. Ed., CAE

    9.2.5 SAIT Wagner This year we have completed one full 30 hr. Cross connection Specialist course and also two recertification courses. Next year we have planned to have two Specialist courses commencing September 11 - October 11, 2012, and October 30 - November 29th. 2012. We also plan on having a Recertification course October 25 - 27th. 2012. (9 hrs.) These classes are dependent on our new lab being available to us. The reason these classes are up in the air, is because the new Trades Complex that is being constructed at SAIT, somehow they forgot to include our Pump, Water Treatment and Cross Connection lab that happen to be critical to our plumbing programs from being included. Currently they are searching for a room to house us.

    9.2.6 SIAST Mireau SIAST Kelsey Campus From June 2011 to June 2012 Kelsey has given 2 AWWA Cross connection Specialist Courses and 1 Re-certification course. We had 18 successful Specialists and 5 successful re-certifications. Submitted by: Lorne Mireau SIAST Wascana Campus From June 2011 until June 2012 Wascan has given 1 AWWA Cross connection Specialist Course and 2 Re-certification course. Wascana had 9 successful Specialists and 12 successful Re-certifications. Submitted by; Darrell Brown

    9.2.7 VorTeq Cal Petik Backflow Training

    • Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2011 o Certification 6 o Recertification 30

    • Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2012 o Certification 12 o Recertification 4

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    9.2.8 CCC Training Institute Inc Scavarelli From Jan 2011 To Dec 2011 we had 94 students take the full certification. Seven had not been successful on the initial exam. They did re-write after 30days and pass the exam on the second attempt. We also had 67 students take the recertification course and three had to return for a rewrite which they successfully passe

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