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WQA offers tips for Texas boil water advisories

Thursday, February 18, 2021 :: 2358 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

Boil water advisories are in effect in cities across Texas as the state works to cope with ongoing weather, energy and water crises. The Water Quality Association (WQA) offers suggestions and information for consumers in the wake of this appropriate response to a temporary health emergency brought on by the icy winter weather.

WQA sees progress in EPA's Lead and Copper Rule

Thursday, January 7, 2021 :: 3500 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s revised Lead and Copper Rule offers progress in the battle against lead in drinking water supplies across the United States. Among other things, the new rule requires testing in schools and childcare facilities while also establishing a trigger level to jumpstart lead mitigation earlier and in more communities.

Revised, updated second edition of Water Treatment For Dummies is now available

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 :: 3558 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

Water Treatment For Dummies: Second Edition is now available both online and in a printed version through the Water Quality Association. WQA members can use the updated booklet for in-home sales calls, consumer shows, new employee orientations and service call leave-behind items

WQA postpones 2021 Convention & Exposition to July 28-30

Friday, November 20, 2020 :: 7139 Views :: Convention

The Water Quality Association has postponed its 2021 Convention & Exposition until July 28-30.  The association says the delay increases the likelihood of hosting a successful in-person event at the Las Vegas Convention Center in the same space originally set aside for WQA to gather in late April.

Popular RO Sizing workshop to be offered online

Monday, October 26, 2020 :: 2254 Views :: Professional Certification & Training

WQA’s popular Commercial Industrial RO Sizing workshop, usually only offered during the annual WQA Convention & Exposition, will be available online this fall. Instructor Peter Cartwright, MWS, PE, will help participants practice calculating multiple variables associated with RO sizing in both large and small breakout sessions using the Zoom platform.

WQA announces capital campaign for new facility

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 :: 3272 Views :: Capital Campaign

The Water Quality Association has announced a $400,000 capital campaign to assist with its relocation to an expanded, more modern international headquarters and laboratory facility. Participating in “Building Our Vision” through the end of 2020 allows the water treatment industry to support its trade association with expanded and improved facilities and resources aligned with the growing needs, tremendous opportunities and expansion of the 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 unveils new consumer-outreach website

Thursday, October 1, 2020 :: 3704 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

“Better Water Today,” a new consumer-focused website explaining the benefits of in-home or at-the-tap drinking water treatment, was introduced at the Water Quality Association’s Mid-Year Leadership Conference.  The website, which uses easy-to-understand language and illustrations, is at

WQRF-funded data collection yields contaminant map

Thursday, September 17, 2020 :: 4953 Views :: Water Quality Research Foundation

A new interactive online map provides a guide for consumers and water treatment specialists who want to learn more about water quality in their region. The map was developed as part of a Water Quality Research Foundation-funded data collection effort that resulted in 10 years of data and upwards of almost 60 million data points, providing very meaningful and statistically significant data for the map. 

MYLC offers sesssions on diviersity, inclusion, leadership

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 :: 2547 Views :: Events

A senior economist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and an internationally acclaimed author and leadership coach will headline the Water Quality Association’s Mid-Year Leadership Conference Sept. 16 & 17.  Registration is open now at the online event’s website,

WQA Leadership Award Nominations being accepted

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 :: 2191 Views

Nominations and applications are open for WQA’s annual Leadership Awards, which recognize individuals and companies who have excelled in their service to the water quality improvement industry.

How California wildfires may affect drinking water

Monday, August 24, 2020 :: 3150 Views :: Technical Guidance

The Water Quality Association today said that the devastating wildfires in northern California pose a threat to drinking water for people affected by the fires, but that there are precautions that can be taken to protect residents in the affected areas.

Business outlook, diversity talk to headline WQA's 2020 Mid-Year Leadership Conference

Thursday, August 13, 2020 :: 3167 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

A discussion on diversity and inclusion, opportunities to share opinions in a Town Hall and section meetings, a business outlook and a Virtual Wine Tasting to benefit the Water Quality Research Foundation are among the sessions planned for the Water Quality Association’s Mid-Year Leadership Conference Sept. 16 & 17.  Registration is open now at the online event’s website,

WQA moving to expanded headquarters, laboratory

Friday, August 7, 2020 :: 3088 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association is relocating its international headquarters and laboratory to an expanded, more modern facility that will allow increased capacity and flexibility for product testing and more efficient membership services.

WQA offers guidance on sanitizing water treatment systems

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 :: 2697 Views :: Technical Guidance

General guidance on sanitizing water treatment systems after a prolonged period of stagnation – such as during the recent COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders - is available from the Water Quality Association. The document, “Guidance for Sanitizing Residential Drinking Water Treatment Systems” is available on WQA’s website as part of the association’s coronavirus resources.

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