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WQA applauds introduction of Healthy H2O Act in U.S. House

Thursday, June 9, 2022 :: 941 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association welcomes the introduction of the Healthy Drinking Water Affordability Act, also known as the Healthy H2O Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, which has received bipartisan support, aims to improve drinking water in rural communities.

WQA calls for 2023 Convention presentations

Thursday, May 12, 2022 :: 672 Views :: Convention

The Water Quality Association is inviting potential speakers to submit proposals for education sessions for the 2023 WQA Convention & Exposition on April 18-20, 2023 in Las Vegas, NV. The convention theme is “Momentum.”

WQA welcomes introduction of Healthy H2O Act

Friday, April 29, 2022 :: 642 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association welcomes the introduction of federal legislation that would offer federal grants for water testing and certified treatment technology in rural and underserved communities, a proposal that grew from an initiative developed by a WQA task force. U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), introduced the Healthy Drinking Water Affordability Act, also known as the Healthy H2O Act, in Congress on April 26.

Jim Stern assumes WQA presidency

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 :: 988 Views :: Membership

Jim Stern, Executive Vice President for A. O. Smith Corporation, is the new president of the Water Quality Association. Stern pledges to bring “a fresh set of eyes and ears” to his presidency, which will focus on helping the association grow through its new Strategic Plan.

WQA & NGWA host webinars during Water Week

Thursday, April 21, 2022 :: 329 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association & the National Groundwater Association are hosting two educational briefings next week in conjunction with WQA’s annual Congressional Fly-In. All interested parties are invited to take part in the free Zoom webinars on April 26 and 27.

WQA launches Professional Certification rebate

Thursday, April 14, 2022 :: 886 Views :: Professional Certification & Training

WQA members who earn a professional certification title within a year of starting WQA’s professional training program could be eligible for a rebate under an initiative announced April 8 at the 2022 WQA Convention & Exposition.  The rebate, available for a limited time to Core and Premier level dealer members, would cover most online training costs and a certification exam.

WQA announces 2022 Leadership, Excellence award winners

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 :: 978 Views :: Convention

Winners of the prestigious Hall of Fame and Lifetime Membership awards – as well an Illinois company honored with the Excellence Award – are among 13 honors announced Wednesday, April 6, during the Opening General Session of the WQA Convention & Exposition. The Convention runs through Friday, April 8, in Orlando, FL.

WQA's Undesser re-elected to Association Forum board

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 :: 1448 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser has been elected to a three-year term on the Association Forum Board of Directors, effective April 1. Undesser, MWS, CAE, is completing her second one-year term on the board of the 4,000-member organization that provides education, resources, and professional development opportunities for association professionals.

WQA to fill eight board seats during Annual Meeting

Thursday, March 3, 2022 :: 867 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

A slate of nominees for the Water Quality Association Board of Directors is up for election at the association’s 2022 Annual Meeting, held during the WQA Convention and Exposition April 6-8 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The annual meeting is part of the convention’s Opening General Session at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 6.

WQA offers lead resources for New Jersey residents with lead water service linse

Thursday, March 3, 2022 :: 487 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

More than 180,000 New Jersey households are currently facing the news that their homes are being served by lead services lines that will ultimately need to be replaced. The Water Quality Association offers support and resources that can help consumers understand issues associated with lead contamination and methods of home water treatment.

2022 Convention offers key technical, business operations education

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 :: 2010 Views :: Convention

Three days of education sessions and discussions on key topics such as profitability, the latest water treatment technologies and new methods of expanding or improving a water treatment business highlight the 2022 WQA Convention & Exposition April 6-8 in Orlando, FL. A complete convention schedule, including exposition hours and networking opportunities, is posted online.

WQA names Engagement and Advocacy Services Deputy Director

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 :: 1093 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association, a trade association representing the residential, commercial, and industrial water treatment industry, has named Cindy Tomei, CAE, its Engagement & Advocacy Services Deputy Director. In this new role, Tomei will lead the association’s membership, external affairs and government affairs departments.

Former Facebook, SpaceX exec to headline WQA Convention

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 :: 2282 Views :: Convention

A communications expert with more than a decade’s experience at the heart of the technology industry will discuss technology trends and the future workplace in his keynote address to the 2022 Water Quality Association Convention & Exposition April 6-8 in Orlando. Dex Hunter-Torricke will address the convention’s Opening General Session, which begins at 3 p.m. ET Wednesday, April 6, at the Orange County Convention Center.

Research on PFAS, other emerging contaminants complete

Monday, January 24, 2022 :: 1625 Views :: Water Quality Research Foundation

Reverse osmosis membranes and activated carbon filters demonstrated average PFAS removal efficiencies greater than 90% in a research study funded by the Water Quality Research Foundation. A full report on the research conducted by Dr. Zhi (George) Zhou at Purdue University on the removal efficiencies of three PFAS chemicals with different carbon chain lengths by the point-of-use technologies is being released today.

WQA warns of water testing scams

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 :: 2076 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association says homeowners should be aware of possible scams involving door-to-door salespersons who offer free water tests and then claim the water hardness tests instead show the water is unsafe to drink. A recent incident involves a homeowner in Titusville, FL, who said she was persuaded to buy an expensive water filtration system after such a test was conducted in her home.

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