The Backflow program with PRWA provides backflow tester training, certification, and management level training for beginning and maintaining a backflow program in your water utility as required by the PA DEP Public Water Supply Manual. Find training hereRequest information here.

PRWA sponsors backflow tester training and certification through Associate Member, Ralph Yanora, at  Ralph is an expert in the cross connection control field, managed the PRWA backflow training program for many years, and now provides training through Pa Water Specialties Company.

The PA DEP Public Water Supply Manual, Part VII states that "Inspections, tests, and overhaul of backflow prevention devices shall be made at the expense of the water consumer, and shall be performed by the public water supplier or a person certified to inspect, test, and overhaul backflow prevention devices."

For a listing of ASSE Certified Backflow Testers please visit  Ralph Yanora is the PRWA Backflow Specialist.   He is available in trainings, onsite, and on the phone to answer all your backflow questions.  For more information please contact Ralph below or request information here

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Backflow Specialist
Pennsylvania Water Specialties Company