This session aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the importance of cross connection control and backflow prevention in irrigation systems.

During this session, participants will discuss:

  • Cross Connection Control: Explore the concept of cross connections in irrigation systems and the potential risks they pose to water quality. Learn about the different types of cross connections and the contaminants they can introduce into the water supply. Principles of Backflow Prevention: Gain insight into the principles of backflow prevention and the role of backflow prevention devices in safeguarding potable water supplies.
  • Mechanisms of backflow and the types of backflow preventers commonly used in irrigation systems.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Learn about regulatory requirements and standards related to cross connection control and backflow prevention. Understand the importance of complying with local codes and regulations to ensure the safety and integrity of irrigation systems and potable water supplies.
  • Best Practices for Implementation: Explore best practices for implementing cross connection control and backflow prevention measures in irrigation systems. Learn about proper device selection, installation, maintenance, and testing procedures to ensure optimal performance and compliance with regulatory requirements.

This session is ideal for irrigation professionals, landscape architects, water utility operators, and anyone involved in the design, installation, or maintenance of irrigation systems.

Ramzi White is a Senior Branch Manager for SiteOne Landscape Supply, in the Lubbock and Amarillo market. He started with SiteOne in February 2016 and has been in the industry since 2003. He has a Master of Science in Horticulture from Texas Tech University with a specific field of study in Turfgrass, as well as, being a licensed irrigator in Texas. As a SiteOne Irrigation instructor, Ramzi enjoys giving back to the team and paying forward the development he received along the way. He also strives to learn something new daily as he works with the team to better serve their customers. Prior to being in the Landscape industry he served in the Air Force as a TACP.