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How California wildfires may affect drinking water

Monday, August 24, 2020 :: 632 Views :: Technical Guidance

The Water Quality Association today said that the devastating wildfires in northern California pose a threat to drinking water for people affected by the fires, but that there are precautions that can be taken to protect residents in the affected areas.

WQA offers guidance on sanitizing water treatment systems

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 :: 693 Views :: Technical Guidance

General guidance on sanitizing water treatment systems after a prolonged period of stagnation – such as during the recent COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders - is available from the Water Quality Association. The document, “Guidance for Sanitizing Residential Drinking Water Treatment Systems” is available on WQA’s website as part of the association’s coronavirus resources.

WQA offers guidance on bringing water treatment systems back online

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 :: 1493 Views :: Technical Guidance

As shelter-in-place orders are being modified or lifted around the country, the Water Quality Association offers general guidance on bringing water treatment systems back online in buildings that have been vacant or have seen little or no water use. The guidelines are available on WQA’s website and will be discussed in detail during a free webinar May 27.

WQA responds to elevated PFC levels in Michigan

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 :: 2902 Views :: Technical Guidance

The Water Quality Association has fact sheets and resources available to help residents of Michigan who are concerned about the quality of their drinking water following reports of elevated levels of perfluorinated chemicals, also known as poly-fluorinated chemicals.

Water Quality Association addresses challenges in India

Thursday, February 8, 2018 :: 3083 Views :: Technical Guidance

The Water Quality Association this week hosted the first-ever meeting of water treatment industry leaders in India, resulting in approval of a new Gold Products Compendium to help the government identify reliable products and strategies to deal with water quality challenges.

WQA offers fact sheet on nitrate in response to new report on drinking water supplies

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 :: 3592 Views :: Technical Guidance

The Water Quality Association is making a fact sheet on nitrate available following a report by the Environmental Working Group that drinking water supplies in rural areas across the United States are contaminated with nitrate, with the people in California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Wisconsin at the highest risk.

Water Quality Association offers school administrators guide for dealing with lead in drinking water

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 :: 3075 Views :: Technical Guidance

The Water Quality Association today released a guide for school administrators to help them with the process of keeping their drinking water safe for children. “What school administrators need to know about lead in drinking water” is available for download from the WQA website (http://go.wqa.org/leadinschools).

Water Quality Association recommendations ahead of Hurricane Irma

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 :: 4990 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Technical Guidance, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) recommends homeowners looking to stock up on water and other supplies ahead of Hurricane Irma consider filling reusable containers with tap water if bottled water is unavailable at area stores.

Sanitizing water-using appliances in water emergencies and well disinfection

Monday, September 4, 2017 :: 2500 Views :: Technical Guidance

WQA is providing residents affected by Hurricane Harvey with important information about their water treatment equipment. Many home water treatment equipment products (including reverse osmosis systems) do not provide total protection against all types of disease-causing microorganisms that may be present in contaminated drinking water.

WQA reminds schools to test for lead in drinking water

Thursday, August 18, 2016 :: 5375 Views :: Product Certification, Technical Guidance, Communications, Website, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association today reminded school districts to take steps to test for lead in their drinking water to keep children safe as they head back to school this fall. Studies indicate lead is an ongoing concern for many school districts across the country because of corrosion from aging infrastructure.

WQA offers free Water Treatment for Dummies booklet

Thursday, July 21, 2016 :: 6489 Views :: Product Certification, Professional Certification, Technical Guidance, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

Water Treatment for Dummies (a Wiley Brand): WQA Special Edition is a free booklet made available by the Water Quality Association to help consumers save money while enhancing the quality of the drinking water in their home or business.

Water Quality Association Provides Quick Facts on PFOA & PFOS

Friday, June 3, 2016 :: 4780 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Technical Guidance, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA), an Illinois-based not-for-profit organization, has compiled quick facts on Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) in drinking water.

About the Water Quality Association and Its Role Certifying Water Filters

Thursday, May 5, 2016 :: 9460 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Sustainability Certification, Technical Guidance, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

Since 1959, the WQA Gold Seal certification program has been certifying water treatment point-of-entry and point-of-use (at the tap or whole house treatment) that contribute to the safe consumption of water. The WQA Gold Seal program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).

New England Families Can Find Protection from Arsenic in Drinking Water

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 :: 5715 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Technical Guidance, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) encourages private well-owners to test their systems and seek appropriate remedies as necessary. With reports of arsenic in drinking water around New England, residents can ensure protection by installing water treatment systems in the home.

Water Quality Association Recognizes World Water Day

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 :: 7205 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Sustainability Certification, Professional Certification & Training, Professional Certification, Technical Guidance, Consumer & Industry Awareness

Water Quality Association Recognizes World Water Day
Opportunity to Discuss Growing Concern of Lead in Drinking Water Nationwide

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