Mitch LeBas is a licensed Civil Engineer in the State of Louisiana and is a 1984 graduate of LSU. He is the President of Backflow Prevention Services, LLC, a training and consulting company, and has been engaged in the backflow industry since 2002. Mr. LeBas has assisted dozens of water systems with the implementation of their backflow programs and has conducted over 125 training classes with an excess of 1,200 attendees since 2009. Mr. LeBas is a pioneer of the backflow industry within the State of Louisiana and regularly speaks at local, state, regional, national, and international conferences on the cross connection control and backflow subject matter. He is an accomplished author and software developer with several registrations with the US Patent Office and is an active member of the national AWWA Cross Connection Control Committee and Chairman of the AWWA M14 Revision Committee.