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

Thursday, June 9, 2022 :: 948 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 welcomes introduction of Healthy H2O Act

Friday, April 29, 2022 :: 643 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.

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 mourns passing of David Loveday, Global Government Affairs Director

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 :: 3230 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association’s staff, members and friends are mourning the loss of Global Government Affairs Director David Loveday, who passed away July 3, 2021, of cancer. David is being remembered as a tireless and innovative leader within the water treatment industry.

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

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 :: 3132 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 provides coronavirus checklist for member companies

Friday, April 3, 2020 :: 2864 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is providing its members with a checklist to help companies respond to the needs of customers during the Coronavirus crisis. WQA recommends members print out the guidance and give it to employees who remain on the job during the crisis.

EPA Administrator Wheeler addresses WQA board

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 :: 3008 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association’s Board of Directors heard from Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler today in a conference call in which Wheeler underscored the value of water treatment during the COVID-19 crisis.

WQA participates in EPA discussions on role of water employees during pandemic

Friday, March 27, 2020 :: 3091 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association supports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s request of all U.S. governors that drinking water employees be considered essential workers when state authorities enact restrictions such as “shelter in place” orders to curb the spread of COVID-19. WQA Global Governmental Affairs Director David Loveday participated in a conference call with EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler today to discuss national water issues, including Wheeler’s letter to the governors urging them to ensure that drinking water employees receive essential worker status.

WQA warns against water treatment telemarketing scams

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 :: 2532 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association (WQA) advises consumers to be on the lookout for telemarketing water treatment scams in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. WQA has been made aware of at least one instance in Maryland in which a telemarketer posing as the Water Quality Association advised a homeowner that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) had determined that the coronavirus was being transmitted through water, followed by an offer to test their water.

WQA issues statement on proposed PFAS legislation

Friday, March 13, 2020 :: 2189 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association applauds the leadership that Senator Jeanne Shaheen has demonstrated during her Senate career to ensure that all Americans have access to clean drinking water. We welcome her most recent legislative initiative, the Providing Financial Assistance to States (PFAS) for Testing and Treatment Act, to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination, which will be introduced shortly.

WQA honors U.S. Sen Tillis with Champion award

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 :: 3356 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) has been named a Water Quality Association Congressional Champion Award honoree for co-sponsoring per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) legislation, including a new law directing a nationwide survey of PFAS contamination. The award was presented during the annual WQA Fly-In, a series of strategic meetings on Capitol Hill March 3 and 4 that includes the Water Resources Congressional Summit.

Rep. Paul Tonko honored with WQA Champion award

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 :: 2995 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) has been honored with the Water Quality Association Congressional Champion Award for his support of water-related legislation, particularly legislation to combat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination. The award was presented during the annual WQA Fly-In, a series of strategic meetings on Capitol Hill March 3 and 4 that includes the Water Resources Congressional Summit.

WQA offers PFAS resources

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 :: 3836 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association (WQA) provides resources to help consumers understand the impact of PFAS in drinking water and how to successfully treat for these contaminants at the home or in a building.  A report released today by the Environmental Working Group indicates that many more Americans than previously estimated might be exposed to PFAS from contaminated drinking water.

WQA responds to proposed Lead and Copper Rule revisions

Friday, October 11, 2019 :: 4104 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association supports efforts toward a safer drinking water supply that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took Thursday in announcing proposed Lead and Copper Rule revisions. The proposal, the first major overhaul of the rule since 1991, seeks to improve how communities test for lead in drinking water and force quicker action when lead is detected.

WQA recommends review of annual Consumer Confidence Report

Monday, July 1, 2019 :: 4272 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association recommends homeowners review theirmunicipality’s annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), available online or in the mail, to learn important information about their 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 every year by July 1. 

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