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WQA provides coronavirus checklist for member companies

Friday, April 3, 2020 :: 624 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 :: 678 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 :: 843 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 :: 356 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 :: 220 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 :: 685 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 :: 661 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 :: 1345 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 :: 1694 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 :: 1936 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. 

WQA offers nitrate resources

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 :: 1442 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

Consumers concerned over a new report linking nitrate levels in the nation’s drinking water with cancer can have their water tested by a certified laboratory and use products independently certified to remove or reduce levels of nitrates as a final barrier solution, according to the Water Quality Association.

Rep. Upton honored with WQA Champion award

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 :: 1435 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) has been honored with the Water Quality Association Champion award for his support of water-related legislation. The award was presented during the annual WQA Fly-In, a series of strategic meetings on Capitol Hill March 5 and 6 that included the Water Resources Congressional Summit, hosted by WQA in conjunction with the Irrigation Association and the National Groundwater Association.

Rep. Kildee honored as WQA Champion

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 :: 1558 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

Lisle, Ill. – (March 5, 2019) U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) has been honored with the Water Quality Association’s Champion Award for his support of water-related legislation, particularly his work in forming a bipartisan Congressional PFAS Task Force. 

WQA supports EPA PFAS plan

Thursday, February 14, 2019 :: 1845 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association supports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) taking steps toward setting a safety threshold for highly toxic drinking water contaminants known as PFAS. Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Thursday outlined a plan that addresses drinking water and cleanup concerns as well as monitoring of PFAS, expanding research and improving enforcement.

WQA plans DC Fly-In March 5 & 6

Thursday, January 31, 2019 :: 1888 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

Water Quality Association members and staff will gather in Washington, D.C., March 5 and 6 for the annual DC Fly-In, a series of strategic meetings on Capitol Hill. For the third consecutive year, WQA is partnering with the Irrigation Association and the National Groundwater Association for a Water Resources Congressional Summit during the Fly-In, so all three associations can hear from Congressional staff and regulators involved with water and the environment.


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