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Revised Code of Ethics is effective Jan. 1, 2020

Monday, December 16, 2019 :: 3002 Views :: Membership

The Water Quality Association’s revised Code of Ethics, which guides members in the use of marketing terms aligned with those published in the WQA Knowledge Base Glossary, goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020. One specific concern addressed by the revisions is companies using the term “water softener” inconsistent with the way industry professionals understand and use it.

Business Boot Camp speakers lineup announced

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 :: 2776 Views :: Convention

Water industry and outside experts in leadership, human resources and business management will engage attendees of the third annual WQA Business Boot Camp in learning how to “Create the Vision” for a successful water treatment business. Aimed primarily at dealers, this intensive one-day business operations workshop is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

Simon T. Bailey to keynote 2020 WQA Convention & Exposition

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 :: 3355 Views :: Convention

“Be the Spark” leader, speaker and author Simon T. Bailey will deliver the keynote address at the 2020 Water Quality Association Convention & Exposition April 1-3 in Orlando. Bailey, the author of 10 books on being fearless and creating your future, will headline the convention’s Opening General Session April 2 at the Orange County Convention Center.

Water Quality Association offers PFAS resources

Friday, November 22, 2019 :: 2678 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

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.

DC Fly-In set for March 3-4, 2020

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 :: 3026 Views :: Events

Water Quality Association members will join members of the Irrigation Association and the National Groundwater Association for the fourth annual Water Resources Congressional Summit March 3-4, 2020, in Washington D.C.  Known at WQA as the DC Fly-In, the event provides opportunities to hear from Congressional staff and regulators involved with water and the environment and to provide industry expertise in meetings on Capitol Hill.

Water Quality Association readies for 2020 Convention & Exposition

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 :: 2988 Views :: Convention

The Water Quality Association has opened registration for the 2020 WQA Convention & Exposition, to be held April 1-3 in Orlando, Fla. The convention website,,  offers easy-to-use access to registration, housing and event information for the annual industry gathering and for the March 31 WQA Business Boot Camp, both set for the Orange County Convention Center.  

WQA offers professional certification amnesty program

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 :: 2439 Views :: Professional Certification

The Water Quality Association is offering an amnesty program to formerly certified personnel still active in the field who would like to reinstate their certification. Those who lost their certification more than three years ago and meet certain criteria can retake one of the basic certification exams to reinstate.

New WQRF-funded study aims to investigate contaminant occurrence in drinking water

Friday, October 18, 2019 :: 2990 Views :: Water Quality Research Foundation

Corona Environmental Consulting is conducting a state-by-state call for occurrence data regarding contaminants in drinking water for the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF).  The WQRF-funded Contaminant Occurrence study is led by Dr. Carleigh Samson. Samson and her team at Corona have extensive experience in developing, conducting, presenting, and publishing national drinking water contaminant occurrence studies. The research began in July 2019 and is anticipated for completion in July 2020.

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 joining education efforts in Newark, NJ

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 :: 2921 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association today is taking part in two public events in Newark, N.J., designed to address citizens’ concerns about lead in the city’s drinking water.  WQA staff, including Global Governmental Affairs Director David Loveday, will answer questions and provide resources during a health fair from 3 to 6 p.m. today on the New Jersey Performing Arts Center Plaza.  WQA representatives will also attend a Town Hall meeting, The State of Water, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

Consumer use of bottled water remains high, though health concerns are encouraging at-home water treatment

Monday, September 23, 2019 :: 5164 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

A full 78% of the respondents to the 2019 WQA Consumer Opinion Study say they regularly consume bottled water, averaging 12 bottles daily per household. That amount, which includes water consumed when away from home, is similar to the number reported in the 2017 study.  Health concerns about the chemicals used to make the plastic bottles have encouraged 29% of respondents to consider alternatives such as a refrigerator filtration, under sink filtration or end-of-tap filtration. The study showed that almost half the households surveyed (45%) already have a refrigerator filter system at home, and 41% have a water filtration system.

WQA offers recommendations as Hurricane Dorian gains strength, shifts toward the Carolinas

Saturday, August 31, 2019 :: 2454 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association warns that Hurricane Dorian poses a threat to drinking water for people along the Atlantic coast who will be affected by the storm, but precautions can be taken to protect residents.

WQA offers recommendations as Hurricane Dorian heads toward Florida’s Atlantic coast

Thursday, August 29, 2019 :: 2791 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association warns that Hurricane Dorian, expected be a Category 3 storm before it hits the Atlantic coast Labor Day weekend, poses a threat to drinking water for people affected by the storm, but that there are precautions that can be taken to protect residents in the affected areas.

WQA supports EPA recommendations for Newark drinking water

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 :: 3378 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association said today that it supports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommendation that residents of Newark, NJ, use bottled water until further testing can verify that the amount of lead in the water delivered to homes and businesses does not exceed the design and scope of water filtration products to effectively reduce lead to safe levels.

"Trend-setters" more likely to use in-home filtration, bottled water and water softeners

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 :: 4127 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

Younger “trend-setter” consumers are more likely than other groups to use bottled water (84%), in-home water filtration (45%), a refrigerator water filter (49%) and a water softener (28%) than other consumer groups, according to 2019 WQA Consumer Opinion Study. Nearly half (46%) of the adults responding to the study fit in this group, identified by researchers as being those who like to try new things, who buy the best of everything regardless of price, and who “always want to be the first at owning something new.”

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