The Peachstate Chapter of the American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA) is an organization whose members have a common interest in protecting drinking water from contamination through cross-connections. The Peachstate ABPA is an organization dedicated to education and technical assistance.

Through its network of regions and chapters, local needs and interests are supported with the resources of the national organization. The Peachstate ABPA is committed to advancing all aspects of backflow prevention for the continued protection of all water users.

2014 Letter from the President

Dear Member;

Thank you for allowing me to serve as President of the Peach State 1788 chapter of the American Back Flow Prevention Association.  It is a privilege to work with your Board of Directors with the mission to provide educational programs, technical assistance, and public awareness to water consumers in our state.  Our best effort to accomplish this mission is by joining the professionals that influence our industry, in a positive and progressive manner, and working together to accomplish our objectives throughout the private and public sectors.

In the coming year, we will attempt to grow our membership and member participation; while working to establish a healthy partnership among the plumbing, testing and regulatory communities.  We will also seek opportunities to work with the other organizations within our region that share the mission of protecting our drinking water.  If you are a current member of the Peach State 1788 chapter, I hope you will accept this invitation to become active with one of our committees.  I invite you to submit your requests and suggestions to me, or any of our board members, regarding ways we can better accomplish our goals and provide the most benefit to those we serve.

If you are not yet a member, I invite you to join our chapter, and become involved with other professionals in the water industry.  We know that clean drinking water is a growing concern for our nation, and our world.  The coming year offers many opportunities for each of us to make a difference; and what better place to begin, than in our own community.  I am excited about the possibilities ahead, and I hope you will join us as we chart the future of Peach State 1788.


Michael L. Tidwell


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