Northern California Backflow Prevention Association


Northern California Backflow Prevention Association


Northern California Backflow Prevention Association


Northern California Backflow Prevention Association


Northern California Backflow Prevention Association

Watts/Ames/Febco Facility Tour

We would like to know if anyone would be interested in taking a tour of The Watts/Ames/Febco Facility in Woodland.  If so please email us at ncbpacustserv.com and let us know.

Small Business Excellence Award (OCX; 61KB)

2016 San Jose Small Business Excellence Award

NCBPA Backflow Recertification Class

NCBPA will be holding a Backflow Recertification Course on May 11, 2017 with testing following the class, the course and test will be held at California Rural Water Association, 1234 N. Market Bouevard, Sacramento, CA 95834 class will start at 8:00 AM.  We are offering a General Backflow Assembly Tester or our Backflow RP & DC Specialist© Certifications at this time.  If you are going to be taking the Backflow RP & DC Specialist© please be sure to fill out the correct form, and if you currently hold Certification from another entity, please be sure to send a copy of your current Certification to show that you hold one, you must hold a current Certification in order to take our Backflow RP &  DC Specialist Certification test.

The cost for the course is $250.00 and  the Examination is $100.00 for a total cost of $350.00 and will be on a first come first serve basis the first 10 people to sign up will be accepted for this class and if we have a larger response we will schedule another class and test to accommodate all those who are needed to be recertified. The Certification will be NCBPA if interested and you would like to take the course please email us at ncbpacustserv@yahoo.com or fill out an Application for General Backflow Assembly Tester Certification or Backflow RP & DC Specialist© and fax it to our office at (707) 649-0429, please if you fax your application for this class make sure to fill our all your contact information so that we can contact you to let you know if you will be in this class or in the next class that we will schedule.

Upon completion and passing of the test for either Certification you will receive your Certificate, Wallet Card and 8 Contact Hours for General Backflow Assembly Certification and 6 Contact Hours for Backflow RP & DC Specialist© for attending our course.

NCBPA Training Center

NCBPA Training Center (Sierra Backflow Training Center) has been selected for 2016 for The San Jose Small Business Excellence Award.

Please see the attached press release that was sent to us.

NCBPA Training Center

NCBPA has acquired the Sierra Backflow Training Website and we are now offering classes and certification in the San Jose Area.  Please go to the website at http://www.sierrabackflowtrainingcenter.com for all information.

Your input counts

Your Input Count

We would like your feedback.  Are there any water topics that  you would to have discussed at one of our General Meetings?  Please email us and let us know so that we can put a guest speaker together.

Would anyone be interested in participating in a Golf Tournament sponsored by NCBPA?  If so we would like to know how many people would be interested and which Golf Course you would be interested in  having one at.

Always email us and give us your thoughts and comments.  We are open to suggestions at all times.

California Department of Health Letter (PDF; 2380KB)

This is a copy of the letter that we have recieved from the California Department of Public Health. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact our office.

NCBPA Training Center - Press Release (PDF; 2KB)

NCBPA Training Center (Sierra Backflow Training Center) has been selected for 2016 for The San Jose Small Business Excellence Award. Please see the attached press release that was sent to us.

Backflow RP & DC Specialist

We are offering a Re-Certification Test for Backflow RP & DC Specialist. The classes will be 6 hours and we will give the test the same day, the cost will be $350, but the classes will be limited to 10 people at a time, so it will be first come first serve. If we have too many for a class date set, we will get another date set ASAP for those who were unable to attend the class. We will hold our classes at the CRWA Training Center in Sacramento (located at 4131 Northgate Boulevard, Sacramento), class will start promptly at 8 a.m. Upon completion of the course and passing the test (50 questions and a hands-on consisting of only the two devices), a wallet card, certificate and 5 contact hours will issued.

Please NOTE that there is an application just for the Backflow RP & DC Specialist so please make sure to fill out the correct application when sending them into the office

Please let our office know if you would be interested in taking this test.  We will schedule our next test based upon the number of inquiries we receive.


In regards to the presentation by Brad Scott at out meeting, the link to his website is www.backflowforum.com 



The following cities are now accepting and recognizing our Certificates for Backflow Assembly Prevention Tester and Cross Connection Specialist:


California Department of Public Health

Calaveras County

Diablo Water District

City of American Canyon

City of Arcata

City of Brentwood

City of Calistoga

City of Ceres

City of Eureka

City of Fortuna

City of Gilroy

City of Greenfield

City of Livermore

City of Lodi

City of Manteca

McKinleyville Community Services District

City of Modesto

City of Morgan Hill

Contra Costa Water District

Naval U.S. Department of Defense - Singapore

Mount Hermon

City of Santa Clara

City of Santa Cruz

City of Santa Rosa

Solano Irrigation District (SID)

City of Vacaville

City of Vallejo

City of Woodland

Wheatland Public Works

Willow Creek Water District

Toulumne Utilities District

Town of Yountville

Examination Requests

NCBPA is now accepting requests to give Certification Tests for Backflow Assembly Prevention Testers and Cross Connection Specialist at the request of the applicant, this includes new Certification for Backflow Assemly Prevention Testers and Cross-Connection Specialists and Re-testing Certifications for Backflow Assembly Prevention Testers.  Certificates issued upon completion will be issued by NCBPA.   Please email ncbpacustserv@yahoo.com or call (707) 731-4239 to request information.

NCBPA has a new office.

NCBPA new office information is as follows:

P.O. Box 6177, Vallejo, CA  94591, Phone (707) 731-4239, fax: (707) 649-0429

email:  ncbpacustserv@yahoo.com

Vision Statement & Objective

Organized on May 14th, 1980, and incorporated in California June 16th, 1984, the Northern California Backflow Prevention Association is composed of representatives of various water agencies, related organizations and individuals who have an interest in backflow prevention and cross-connection control.

The primary purpose of the Association is to provide members with a broad understanding of the principles of backflow prevention and to recommend standards of practice and application of approved backflow prevention devices.


William J. Cottier

William J. Cottier
1939 - 2000

Bill was a major force in the development and effectiveness of NCBPA and his leadership and service will benefit the Association and Backflow Prevention industry for years to come. He will truly be missed by all who were privileged to know and work with him.