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Introduction to Backflow Prevention

Course Code: EO0213CA16

3 TCHs offered for NJ Water and Wastewater Operators
(License S, C, N, T, W, VSWS)

Backflow Prevention Water Wastewater Training

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Last Held: September 16, 2015
8:30am - 12:00pm (Check in time: 8:00am)

Next offering to be determined. Registration will open when course date is finalized.


We all assume that when we turn on our faucets, clean water will be instantly available – right? What if your neighbor just had some landscape work done and pesticides and fertilizers made their way into your pipes? Or another neighbor’s boiler treatment and clean-up chemicals found their up and down the street? These examples of inadvertent contamination show the critical need for backflow prevention – and this half-day course will introduce you to the basics.

Course instructor Ray Vanisko (who teaches on this topic in our summer-long training course for those seeking to become NJ Health Inspectors and Sanitarians) will show you the wide and varied types of equipment available – and review loads of real life case studies that will really make you think!

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The September 16, 2015 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

In addition to 0.3 Rutgers CEUs, the backflow prevention training course has been approved for the following credits:

NJ Licensed Water and Wastewater Operators: 3 TCHs

NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 1.5 Technical and 1.5 Management

Registration Fee TBD
Multi-Person Registration Fee (2 or more) TBD  
NJLWO Fee (T/W/VSWS License Holders Only!) TBD
Cancellation Fee TBD

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Holly House
130 Log Cabin Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08816
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Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


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3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Assistant Director: Carol Broccoli, 848-932-7207
Administrative Assistant: Claudine Oleskin, 848-932-7204

Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for tuition reimbursement through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.