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WQA marks Drinking Water Week May 6-12

Friday, May 4, 2018 :: 2345 Views :: Events

Homeowners concerned about the quality of their drinking water should look first to the community’s annual consumer confidence report (CCR) for basic information on the local water supply, according to the Water Quality Association (WQA).  The reminder comes as WQA prepares to mark Drinking Water Week, May 6-12, 2018.

Call for presentations for 2019 convention

Thursday, April 26, 2018 :: 2609 Views :: Convention

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is calling for presentation proposals for its 2019 Convention & Exposition on April 23-26, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nev.  Potential speakers are invited to submit proposals on technical topics such as treatment innovations or water-related legislative issues, or on small business operations topics such as consumer trends or conflict resolution. The call also is open for potential presenters to suggest their own topics, and dealers are invited to submit proposals on interesting or puzzling applications they’ve worked on.

New WQA President looks to busy year for water treatment industry

Friday, April 20, 2018 :: 2445 Views :: Convention

New Water Quality Association President Chris Wilker is setting his sights on a big year for the water treatment industry. Wilker, President of EcoWater Systems, Professional Products, was elected president of the board of directors last month during the WQA 2018 Convention & Exposition in Denver, Colo.

WQA offers resources for consumers concerned about lead in drinking water

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 :: 3091 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association reminds consumers that they can learn more about the threat of lead in their drinking water through free materials available on the association’s website, 

Studies indicate that nearly all the lead in drinking water comes not from the primary water source or the municipal treatment plant but as a result of corrosion of lead-containing materials carrying the water from the plant. Lead can enter the home drinking water by leaching from lead service connections, from lead solder used in copper piping, and from brass fixtures.

WQA to take part in EPA's National Leadership Summit on PFAS

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 :: 2093 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

Two representatives of the Water Quality Association (WQA) have been invited to a National Leadership Summit convened by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take action on perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).  PFAS, such as PFOA and PFOS, are chemicals not found naturally in the environment but used in many products because of stain-resistant, waterproof and non-stick properties.

WQA does not solicit door-to-door

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 :: 5033 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

During the annual spring increase in home solicitations – when everyone from lawn care services to house-painting companies are knocking on your door -- the Water Quality Association reminds homeowners that anyone claiming to represent the WQA as a water inspector or solicitor should be considered an imposter.

Executive Director Pauli Undesser recognized for leadership

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 :: 2831 Views :: eNews

Water Quality Association Executive Director Pauli Undesser has been named the 2018 Inspiring Leader Award winner by the Association Forum of Chicagoland, a not-for-profit association that provides education, resources and certification for trade association executives.

Awards announced at 2018 WQA Convention

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 :: 2198 Views :: Convention

The Water Quality Association recognized several of its members at the Opening General Session of its annual Convention & Exposition in Denver, Colo. Among the highlights were WQA’s Lifetime Member and Hall of Fame awards along with a new honor this year, the Excellence award to single out member companies that have excelled in their operations, innovation, customer service or community involvement.

Kelli Fleischmann named WQA's new Product Certification Director

Monday, March 26, 2018 :: 1989 Views :: Product Certification

The Water Quality Association (WQA) has announced that Kelli Fleischmann is the Association’s new Product Certification Director, in charge of the prestigious Gold Seal and Sustainability programs.

WQA applauds continued funding for WaterSense

Friday, March 23, 2018 :: 1732 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association today announced its support for the latest budget package in Washington that preserves funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program.



WQA marks World Water Day with quality reminder

Thursday, March 22, 2018 :: 1477 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association joins organizations around the world in supporting efforts to tackle global water shortages and to improve water quality for all.

WQA seeks volunteers for standard development group

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 :: 1298 Views :: Sustainability Certification

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is seeking volunteers to help write environmental criteria for expanding Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Systems product certification standards.

‘Hot Topics in Advocacy’ discussion to kick off convention

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 :: 2193 Views :: Convention

An influential legislative advocacy panel will discuss “Hot Topics in Advocacy,” to open the education sessions of the Water Quality Association’s 2018 Convention & Exposition March 26-29 in Denver, Colo.

WQA members head to Washington for DC Fly-In

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 :: 2704 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

Members and staff of the Water Quality Association (WQA) participated in a two-day visit to Capitol Hill in Washington on March 6-7, 2018. The message from the delegation emphasized WQA’s support for common-sense solutions to infrastructure issues while emphasizing the need for funding for Point-of-Use (POU) and Point-of-Entry (POE) technology in water related legislation.

WQA launches Industry Partner Program

Friday, March 2, 2018 :: 2245 Views :: Membership

The Water Quality Association (WQA) has launched a new Industry Partner Program (IPP) with companies and organizations that provide financing, marketing, insurance and other services that support the water treatment industry. The IPP allows participating companies the opportunity to interact with WQA members.

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