The BAT Forum was held on March 26, 2018 at the Laquinta Inn & Suites, 1425 East 27th Street, Tacoma, WA.

7:00am – The meeting was called to order by Bob Eastwood.

Bob welcomed the attendees and introduced the vendors who had booths.

7:10am – Bob introduced Jim Purzycki who would be conducting the Backflow Assembly Repair Class.

Topics covered –                Introduction

                                                Section 1 – General Backflow Knowledge

                                                Section 2 – Knowledge of How to Test

                                                Section 3 – Backflow Prevention Assembly Knowledge

                                                Section 4 – Work Environment

                                                Section 5 – Preparation Before The Repair

                                                Section 6 – Repair Process

9:10am – 30 minute break

11:45am – The meeting was adjourned.

.4 CEU’s were available for those attending that wanted them.

A continental breakfast was available for all attendees.

There was a drawing for the gifts donated by the participating vendors.

There were 82 people who attended.


Dennis McLaughlin, treasurer, reported the total cost of the event was $2373.00



Date:                   April 18, 2018

Agenda:              Electronic Submissions – Pros/Cons

Location:            Skagit PUD

                             1415 Freeway Drive

                             Mount Vernon WA

Contact:              Becky Zorn

                              (360) 848-2138