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WQA announces capital campaign for new facility

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 :: 116 Views :: Capital Campaign

The Water Quality Association has announced a $400,000 capital campaign to assist with its relocation to an expanded, more modern international headquarters and laboratory facility. Participating in “Building Our Vision” through the end of 2020 allows the water treatment industry to support its trade association with expanded and improved facilities and resources aligned with the growing needs, tremendous opportunities and expansion of the industry.

Kathleen Burbidge named to Association Forum 'Forty Under 40' list

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 :: 501 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

WQA Global Regulatory & Government Affairs Manager Kathleen Burbidge has been named to the prestigious 2020 “Forty Under 40” list by the Association Forum, an organization of Chicago-area professional associations. The list annually recognizes top association or non-profit professionals for their accomplishments, leadership skills and commitment to the industry.

WQA unveils new consumer-outreach website

Thursday, October 1, 2020 :: 568 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

“Better Water Today,” a new consumer-focused website explaining the benefits of in-home or at-the-tap drinking water treatment, was introduced at the Water Quality Association’s Mid-Year Leadership Conference.  The website, which uses easy-to-understand language and illustrations, is at

WQRF-funded data collection yields contaminant map

Thursday, September 17, 2020 :: 787 Views :: Water Quality Research Foundation

A new interactive online map provides a guide for consumers and water treatment specialists who want to learn more about water quality in their region. The map was developed as part of a Water Quality Research Foundation-funded data collection effort that resulted in 10 years of data and upwards of almost 60 million data points, providing very meaningful and statistically significant data for the map. 

MYLC offers sesssions on diviersity, inclusion, leadership

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 :: 532 Views :: Events

A senior economist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and an internationally acclaimed author and leadership coach will headline the Water Quality Association’s Mid-Year Leadership Conference Sept. 16 & 17.  Registration is open now at the online event’s website,

WQA Leadership Award Nominations being accepted

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 :: 746 Views

Nominations and applications are open for WQA’s annual Leadership Awards, which recognize individuals and companies who have excelled in their service to the water quality improvement industry.

How California wildfires may affect drinking water

Monday, August 24, 2020 :: 928 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.

Business outlook, diversity talk to headline WQA's 2020 Mid-Year Leadership Conference

Thursday, August 13, 2020 :: 951 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

A discussion on diversity and inclusion, opportunities to share opinions in a Town Hall and section meetings, a business outlook and a Virtual Wine Tasting to benefit the Water Quality Research Foundation are among the sessions planned for the Water Quality Association’s Mid-Year Leadership Conference Sept. 16 & 17.  Registration is open now at the online event’s website,

WQA moving to expanded headquarters, laboratory

Friday, August 7, 2020 :: 952 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association is relocating its international headquarters and laboratory to an expanded, more modern facility that will allow increased capacity and flexibility for product testing and more efficient membership services.

WQA offers guidance on sanitizing water treatment systems

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 :: 859 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 schools officials guidance on bringing drinking water systems back online

Monday, July 27, 2020 :: 629 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

As schools prepare to reopen for in-person learning 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 were discussed in detail during a May webinar.

WQA recommends reviewing water supplier's Consumer Confidence Report

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 :: 1587 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association recommends homeowners review their public water system’s annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), available online or in the mail, to learn important information about local drinking water quality. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires community water systems serving more than 25 people or 15 households to issue a CCR by July 1 every year.

WQA announces new leadership roles in Membership department

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 :: 716 Views :: Membership

The Water Quality Association has announced two leadership changes in the Membership department: Marketing & Communications Director Wes Bleed has been named to the new and expanded role of Membership, Marketing & Communications Director, and Heather Duve becomes the new Membership and Development Associate Director. The changes are effective immediately.

Mid-Year Leadership Conference to go virtual

Friday, May 29, 2020 :: 1721 Views :: Events

Continuing health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19 have led the Water Quality Association to convert its 2020 Mid-Year Leadership Conference to a virtual experience. Planning now for an exclusively online MYLC will allow more people than ever to participate in this annual industry engagement event in mid September.

WQA offers drinking water resources during floods

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 :: 702 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

Flood resources, including a video called “Five Things to Know About Water After a Flood,” are available from the Water Quality Association to help ensure a safer water supply during severe flooding in the Midwest that is expected to move into the Southeastern United States this week.

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