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Commercial Backflow Preventer Registered Tester Application

Backflow Preventer Tester Requirements

To become a registered tester (a “Tester”) of Backflow Preventers (“BFPs”) with the City of Medicine Hat (the “City”), you must comply with the following requirements:

  • Hold a valid Cross-Connection Control (“CCC”) Specialist Certificate, issued by Western Canada Section of American Water Works Association (“AWWA”). The Certificate is valid for five (5) years. Successful re-certification is required not less frequently than once every five (5) years.
  • Maintain “Active Tester” status with AWWA.
  • Licensed to work on potable water systems. For example, a journeyman plumber, a fire-system sprinkler fitter, etc. (see Table 1 below for a list of authorized functions). The City Assets Department (hereinafter referred to as “City Assets”, “Environmental Utilities” or “EU”) may grant an exception to this requirement following a detailed review of the applicant’s overall related experience and qualifications.
  • Your test kit(s) must be:
    • registered with EU;
    • verified or calibrated not less frequently than once each year for accuracy and a copy of certificate proving such verification and calibration must be submitted to EU by not less frequently than once each year:
      • each certificate must include the test kit serial number
      • all equipment used to perform verification or calibration testing shall be in compliance with an applicable and current national standard.
  • Maintain active general contractual liability insurance coverage during the registration period in the amount of five million dollars ($5,000,000) per occurrence with the City of Medicine Hat named as an additional insured.
  • Complete the attached Tester Registration Application form below and provide copies of all required documentation to EU in support thereof and as requested.
  • Submit application for the renewal of the City of Medicine Hat Backflow Preventer Tester Registration no less than fourteen (14) days prior to annual expiration.

Additional Information:

  • Registration with the City as a Tester is free of charge and valid for twelve (12) months from the date of registration.
  • Only BFP tests conducted by Testers that meet the above Registration requirements shall be accepted.