Thursday, June 28, 2018 :: 5701 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
Homeowners who rely on a private well for their drinking water should have that water tested yearly for bacteria and contaminants, according to the Water Quality Association. “Even if your water looks and smells fine, that doesn’t mean it’s safe to drink,” said WQA Government Affairs Director David Loveday. “Well water can become contaminated with any number of chemicals or other contaminants, and we recommend yearly tests for the most common ones.”
Thursday, June 21, 2018 :: 2237 Views :: Membership
The Water Quality Association is entering a second year of its Business Excellence program after recognizing 35 member companies in the inaugural year. Business Excellence calls attention to a company’s top performance within the industry and a commitment to high values and standards.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 :: 2229 Views :: Water Quality Research Foundation
The Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) has named Kim Redden its Foundation Relations & Research Manager. Redden, who formerly worked for the Water Quality Association (WQA), has broad experience in the water treatment industry and brings deep industry knowledge to her position.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 :: 2125 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs
Two representatives of the Water Quality Association (WQA)participated in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency PFAS National Leadership Summit May 22 and 23, which ended with the hope that the EPA can have a per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) National Management Plan ready by the end of the year. PFAS are man-made chemicals found in such things as firefighting foams and stain-resistant, waterproof and nonstick coatings. More than 3,000 PFAS are used in the global marketplace; they are released into the environment through manufacturing, use, and PFAS-containing wastes.
Friday, May 18, 2018 :: 2912 Views :: Product Certification
The Water Quality Association (WQA) today said a new study conducted on behalf of the Association for Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) underscores the need to combat counterfeit water treatment products. The Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) helped with the study by performing extraction testing and funded a portion of the research production at a total cost of $35,000.
Thursday, May 10, 2018 :: 1637 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
In preparation for the heavy storm and flooding season, the Water Quality Association (WQA) has released a new video describing steps consumers can take to ensure a safer water supply during severe weather.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 :: 2105 Views :: Public Water Supply Contamination
The Water Quality Association (WQA) today said the latest J.D. Power 2018 Water Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study that shows 30 percent of residential water utility customers indicate having concerns about the quality of their tap water indicates the need for point-of-use testing and, in some cases, further water quality treatment.
Friday, May 4, 2018 :: 2085 Views :: Events
Homeowners concerned about the quality of their drinking water should look first to the community’s annual consumer confidence report (CCR) for basic information on the local water supply, according to the Water Quality Association (WQA). The reminder comes as WQA prepares to mark Drinking Water Week, May 6-12, 2018.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 :: 2444 Views :: Convention
The Water Quality Association (WQA) is calling for presentation proposals for its 2019 Convention & Exposition on April 23-26, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nev. Potential speakers are invited to submit proposals on technical topics such as treatment innovations or water-related legislative issues, or on small business operations topics such as consumer trends or conflict resolution. The call also is open for potential presenters to suggest their own topics, and dealers are invited to submit proposals on interesting or puzzling applications they’ve worked on.
Friday, April 20, 2018 :: 2254 Views :: Convention
New Water Quality Association President Chris Wilker is setting his sights on a big year for the water treatment industry. Wilker, President of EcoWater Systems, Professional Products, was elected president of the board of directors last month during the WQA 2018 Convention & Exposition in Denver, Colo.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 :: 2874 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs
The Water Quality Association reminds consumers that they can learn more about the threat of lead in their drinking water through free materials available on the association’s website, wqa.org.
Studies indicate that nearly all the lead in drinking water comes not from the primary water source or the municipal treatment plant but as a result of corrosion of lead-containing materials carrying the water from the plant. Lead can enter the home drinking water by leaching from lead service connections, from lead solder used in copper piping, and from brass fixtures.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 :: 1925 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs
Two representatives of the Water Quality Association (WQA) have been invited to a National Leadership Summit convened by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take action on perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS, such as PFOA and PFOS, are chemicals not found naturally in the environment but used in many products because of stain-resistant, waterproof and non-stick properties.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 :: 4819 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
During the annual spring increase in home solicitations – when everyone from lawn care services to house-painting companies are knocking on your door -- the Water Quality Association reminds homeowners that anyone claiming to represent the WQA as a water inspector or solicitor should be considered an imposter.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 :: 2631 Views :: eNews
Water Quality Association Executive Director Pauli Undesser has been named the 2018 Inspiring Leader Award winner by the Association Forum of Chicagoland, a not-for-profit association that provides education, resources and certification for trade association executives.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 :: 2019 Views :: Convention
The Water Quality Association recognized several of its members at the Opening General Session of its annual Convention & Exposition in Denver, Colo. Among the highlights were WQA’s Lifetime Member and Hall of Fame awards along with a new honor this year, the Excellence award to single out member companies that have excelled in their operations, innovation, customer service or community involvement.