Water and Wastewater Fundamentals Acronyms and Terms

Water and Wastewater Fundamentals Glossary of Acronyms and Terms

Every industry, field and discipline has its language, including acronyms. The following glossary provides a guide to the terminology of the water and wastewater industries. It has been compiled from various sources and is in no way complete. The Atlantic Water and Wastewater Association (ACWWA) provides this glossary free of charge to assist operators in their studies. Please address any corrections in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This document will be periodically updated.  

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Plumbing - Cross Connection Control Recertification Course | NSCC

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Cross Connection Control Recertification Course (ICCI1092B)

Course Description: Students review backflow prevention assemblies in preparation for writing the certification exam for Atlantic Canada Water and Wastewater Association (ACWWA). 


Cross Connection Control - Certification - Continuum - CCNB

This course will enable the student to safely carry out installation and verification of backflow prevention systems, while following the procedures and standards of professional practice, as well as to prepare him to write the exam of the Atlantic Canada Water & Wastewater Association (ACWWA).



CCCONT — Cross Connection Control Testers

In this training, students review terminology and standards, assess hazards, select appropriate backflow prevention devices and practice installing, repairing, maintaining and testing these devices in accordance with standards. This training includes the preparation and testing for students to earn their certification.


CCREC — Cross Connection Control Recertification

AWWA Cross Connection Control Testers must be recertified every five years. This course provides the opportunity to update cross connection control knowledge and skills and then to write the required examination for re-certification. This course is intended for members with certifications that are expiring.



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