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Frequently Requested Documents

The items below are copies of the USC Foundation's most requested documents.

All frequently requested documents are made available for your own use in PDF format.

tenth edition:
9th edition vs 10th edition

The USC Foundation has put together a worksheet that lists the differences between the two procedures side-by-side. The worksheet outlines the four backflow preventions assemblies (RP, DC, PVB, SVB) and lists reasons for the change in the Tenth Edition.

tenth edition:
second printing corrections

The Foundation has published a second printing of the Manual 10th Edition, dated 2012. The second printing includes corrections in the original printing Dec. 2009.

hosting:
tester training course

The hosting agency assists in securing a suitable location for the course and providing some classroom needs. Also, the hosting agency is granted two complimentary registrations for each course it hosts.

hosting:
specialist training course

The hosting agency assists in securing a suitable location for the course and providing some classroom needs. Also, the hosting agency is granted two complimentary registrations for each course it hosts..

reports:
prevalence of cross-connections in household plumbing systems

The USC Foundation received a grant in 2001 from the US Environmental Protection Agency to assess the prevalence of cross-connection in household plumbing systems. On-site surveys were conducted in 188 homes in the US Mid West.

articles:
protection for post mix carbonators

One of the common questions received in the Foundation office has to do with the level of backflow protection needed on post mix soft drink carbonators.

resources:
gages and manufacturers

The USC Foundation has included a set of Standards for Field Test Kits in the Tenth Edition manual. Although, there are currently no field tests kits approved by the USC Foundation. However, the USC Foundation has conducted reviews of gages to see if they comply with the generalized guidelines shown in Section 9 (Field Test Procedures) in the 9th Edition manual.