The Blue Grass Cross Connection Prevention Association (BGCCPA) is a not-for-profit association representing an alliance of individuals with the common interest of protecting public water supplies from contamination through cross-connections. Our membership includes plumbers, mechanical and plumbing contractors and associations, sprinkler system contractors, irrigation specialists, public and private water and wastewater system operators, architects, engineers, governmental officials, and general industry. The purpose of the organization is to protect the public water supplies by preventing unauthorized and possibly dangerous connections to water supplies.
Kentucky public and semi-public water supply regulations require that water purveyors be responsible for cross-connection prevention within their water system. Additionally, the Kentucky Natural Resources Environmental Protection Cabinet, Division of Drinking Water, conducts sanitary surveys that inspects and audits the water suppliers to determine if an approved cross-connection prevention program exists. The regulations are legislated to the water suppliers through the Division of Water.
The BGCCPA has a certification board that certifies backflow prevention device testers. The training of individuals to become certified backflow prevention device testers and maintaining their certification has become a primary focus of the BGCCPA. Backflow prevention device testers are required to successfully complete a training course approved by the BGCCPA. Recertification requirements shall include membership and certification fees paid in full, and a minimum of six (6) continuing education units (CEU’S) earned in the previous calendar year. Certification requirements may be viewed by clicking on this link.
The BGCCPA offers training/certification sessions four times a year. Additionally, the BGCCPA offers an annual day long training conference / convention. The training sessions and the training conference offer up-to-date training for cross-connection prevention.
Training sessions offered by BGCCPA may be viewed by clicking on this link.
Manufacturers and distributors are invited to participate in our web site. Contact us through our email address to discuss the criteria necessary to list your company as a link.
For a copy of our Backflow Preventer Test Report click here.
For information on the BGCCPA, training sessions and membership, contact the Association at:
PO Box 54505
Lexington KY 40555
Telephone – 859-229-9668
Fax – 859-523-0916
Unless otherwise noted, continuing education training sessions, other than the annual conference, are held at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center, 2143 North Broadway, Lexington KY 40505 859-299-1261