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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.

WQA names Engagement and Advocacy Services Deputy Director

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 :: 1092 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.

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.

WQA names Government Affairs Director

Thursday, December 16, 2021 :: 1290 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

he Water Quality Association, a trade association representing the residential, commercial and industrial water treatment industry, has selected Jeremy Pollack as its new Government Affairs Director. Pollack once worked in an advisory role for WQA and most recently served as Manager of Federal and Global Government Affairs for the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

WQA offers resources for Benton Harbor, MI, water crisis

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 :: 1615 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

In light of the ongoing drinking water crisis in Benton Harbor, MI, the Water Quality Association offers resources that can help consumers understand the issues associated with lead contamination and methods of home water treatment. WQA also offers the expertise and guidance of its technical staff and member water treatment providers.

WQA's Angie Silberhorn honored by meeting professionals association

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 :: 1997 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

WQA Meeting Services Director Angie Silberhorn, CMP, was honored Tuesday with the 2020 Robert J. Donovan Award, given to an outstanding meeting professional who leads by example, inspires volunteerism and is committed to the growth of the industry. The award was presented by Greater Midwest Chapter of the Professional Convention Management Association in an afternoon ceremony in Chicago.

WQA opens new international headquarters, laboratory in Illinois

Monday, September 13, 2021 :: 3774 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association hosted a grand opening Sept. 13 for its new international headquarters and laboratory in suburban Chicago.  The larger, state-of-the-art facility allows increased capacity, flexibility and efficiency for Gold Seal product testing, industry training, and membership services.

WQA offering drinking water resources during floods

Monday, August 30, 2021 :: 2037 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 Southeastern United States this week after Hurricane Ida hit coastal Louisiana Sunday.

WQA provides Code of Ethics in Spanish

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 :: 2415 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association’s Code of Ethics, which sets standards of conduct for water treatment industry members in their dealings with each other, their customers, members of related industries, government officials and regulators and the public at large, has been translated into Spanish for the first time.  The document, prepared at WQA members’ requests, is available online for convenient industry and consumer reference.

WQA releases 2021 Consumer Opinion Study

Monday, May 24, 2021 :: 4400 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

Emerging from the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are more positive about their household drinking water quality, less likely to depend on government oversight and increasingly ready to spend money on home water treatment, according to a new national survey of consumer opinions about drinking water released by the Water Quality Association.

WQA says warmer weather increases likelihood of door-to-door scams

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 :: 2774 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

With warmer weather and the easing of masking restrictions, an increase in door-to-door solicitations is leading the Water Quality Association to once again call attention to solicitations in which companies falsely represent WQA in offering to test a home’s drinking water or sell water treatment devices. In particular, consumers should be wary of sales representatives playing on their fears about COVID-19, which has not been shown to be a risk in home drinking water.

Kinetico's Toby Thomas assumes WQA presidency

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 :: 2903 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association has elected a new president: Toby Thomas, President and CEO of Kinetico Incorporated. Thomas has 30 years of experience generating growth, tackling complex strategic issues and building world-class capabilities in leading companies both inside and outside the water treatment industry, and he says WQA has never been stronger.

WQA announces leadership, excellence award winners

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 :: 2935 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

Winners of the prestigious Hall of Fame and Lifetime Membership awards – as well as two companies honored with the Excellence Award – are among 21 honors announced during the Water Quality Association’s Annual meeting, held online April 27.  The awards will be presented in person during the WQA Convention and Exposition July 28-30 in Las Vegas, NV.

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