Pennsylvania Water Specialties Co. (PAWSC) is now handling the administration of HSWA’s cross connection control program.  Letters will be sent out annually from PAWSC.  Consistent with the International Plumbing Code, the Authority will be requiring that backflow testing be performed by individuals possessing the ASSE certification.  To assist plumbers in obtaining this new certification, the Authority will grandfather existing Community College of Allegheny County certification for a period of 18 months until November 30, 2016.

The backflow testing forms must now be submitted to PAWSC through their website at along with a $17.00 fee per backflow test.  To log on to their system you must have a password and sign on which would require you sending a copy of your ASSE certification on your letterhead which can be faxed or emailed to them.  Also send a copy of your instrument calibration test.  PAWSC’s phone number is 844-605-5213, fax number is 484-470-1156 and email address is

It is recommended that all forms be submitted through their website but if you do not have access to a computer, you can mail the backflow forms along with a $25.00 fee per backflow test to:

P.O. Box 767
Pittston, PA  18640

Checks should be made payable to PAWSC and make sure to enclose a copy of your certification on letterhead showing your contact information.

Click on this link to view the Backflow Prevention Assembly Test & Maintenance Form which is sent annually from PAWSC to all customers who have testable backflow devices.