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WQA and NSF International Agree to Collaborate on Policy and Research

Thursday, September 8, 2016 :: 5006 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Consumer & Industry Awareness

LISLE, Ill. – The Water Quality Association (WQA) and NSF International (NSF) have agreed to form a professional collaboration in an effort to benefit members, customers and global consumers, the two organizations have announced.

WQA reminds schools to test for lead in drinking water

Thursday, August 18, 2016 :: 5168 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 responds to new Harvard study on PFOA and PFOS

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 :: 5294 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Public Water Supply Contamination, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association responded to a study Harvard researchers conducted finding as many as six million Americans may be at risk of exposure to higher than recommended levels of Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS).

WQA offers free Water Treatment for Dummies booklet

Thursday, July 21, 2016 :: 6258 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 responds to USGS report on corrosive groundwater

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 :: 3737 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) responds to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that found that groundwater in 25 states and the District of Columbia has a high potential for being naturally corrosive.

Water Quality Association Statement in Response to the National Resources Defense Council Report on Public Water System Lead Violation

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 :: 3155 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association's statement in response to the National Resource Defense Council report on public water system lead violations.

Homeowners Can Ask For Report on Their Community's Water Quality

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 :: 3203 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Consumer & Industry Awareness

Homeowners concerned about the quality of water being supplied by their local public water system can ask for a copy of their municipality’s Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) requires community water systems (those serving more than 25 people or 15 households) to issue a CCR every year by July 1st.

PILC Marks 10th Anniversary of WaterSense with Call for Program's Authorization

Monday, June 6, 2016 :: 3078 Views :: Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition (PILC) marked the 10th anniversary of WaterSense with a call for the program's authorization, noting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program's achievements relating to water efficiency and savings.

Water Quality Association Provides Quick Facts on PFOA & PFOS

Friday, June 3, 2016 :: 4617 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.

WQA Responds to President Obama's Position Regarding Water Filtration in Flint, Michigan

Thursday, May 5, 2016 :: 7471 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

Following President Barack Obama's important visit to Flint, Michigan yesterday, the Water Quality Association applauds the President's position regarding water filtration in Flint. As a result, WQA has responded by demonstrating how the drinking water treatment industry can help bring immediate solutions for the residents of Flint.

About the Water Quality Association and Its Role Certifying Water Filters

Thursday, May 5, 2016 :: 9184 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 :: 5524 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.

WQA Recognizes Earth Day and Invites Water Treatment Professionals to Show Congress Affordable Water Treatment Options

Friday, April 22, 2016 :: 5306 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Professional Certification & Training, Professional Certification, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA), an Illinois- based not-for-profit organization, recognizes Earth Day and invites water treatment professionals to show Congress affordable water treatment options.

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