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Celebrating the Awareness of ‘Bad and Ugly’ Cross Connection Controls

The Western Canada Section of the American Water Works Association has released the winning entries of its 2019 National Bad and Ugly Cross Connection Control photo contest.


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January 3, 2020

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Brendan Miller (right), a senior technologist with SASK Water, receiving a new pressure differential gauge from Zurn Wilkins presented by WCSAWWA Cross Connection Control committee member Rynette Moore.

In its ongoing efforts to raise the level of awareness of potentially dangerous cross connections in our water systems and to educate water industry representatives in the field, the Western Canada Section of the American Water Works Association (WCS AWWA) has released the winning entries of its 2019 National Bad and Ugly Cross Connection Control photo contest.

This is fifth year the Western Canada Section’s Cross Connection Control committee has been holding the photo contest, and in 2019 the group received “Bad and Ugly” cross connection control photos from across the country with the committee ultimately selecting two winning photos.

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Fred Ramackers (right), an inspector with the City of Regina, receiving a gift certificate for his winning “Bad and Ugly” photo from WCSAWWA Cross Connection Control Committee member Kevin Lang.

One was submitted by Brendan Miller, a back flow tester working for SASK Water, and the second winning photo came from Fred Ramackers, a cross connection control inspector in Regina (both winning entries can be seen below).

“Our water industry representatives, inspectors, plumbers and testers all share a responsibility to protect our water supplies. Cross connections do exist and are a potential to contaminate or pollute our potable water. Let’s do our best to find and correct these cross connections before the damage is done. We are looking forward to another year of “bad and ugly” photo submissions in 2020,” notes the Cross Connection Control committee in its announcement of this year’s winners.

The committee also thanked manufacturers Zurn, Watts and Conbraco for providing the 2019 contest prizes, and has announced that it is now inviting entries for its 2020 “Bad and Ugly” photo contest.

Click here for “Bad and Ugly” contest details.

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Brendan Miller’s submission.

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Fred Ramackers’ submission.

www.wcsawwa.net


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