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WQA launches new crisis response blog

Flood Resources page focuses on the impact of flooding on drinking water

LISLE, Ill.The Water Quality Association has launched a new crisis response blog ( on its website to assist members and the public with frequent updates about the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the impact of severe flooding on water supplies.


“We believe this is a quick way to keep members updated on the changing nature of the conditions in Texas and Louisiana following Hurricane Harvey,” said WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser. “We wanted to make sure members as well as residents have access to the WQA resources about how water quality can be affected by flooding. We also want to keep people informed about what our members are doing to help in the recovery efforts.”


The new blog has audio clips, podcasts, news releases, photos and blog posts along with news headlines. Videos are also planned. The information will be linked from social media posts on WQA’sFacebook,LinkedInandTwitterpages.


Among the resources, a guide that touches on five key things to know about water following severe flooding. Included in the guide is information for private well owners along with information about boil water orders and water treatment equipment. The guide is featured on a newWQA Flood Resourcespage.


WQA is a not-for-profit trade association representing the residential, commercial, and industrial water treatment industry. Since 1959, the WQA Gold Seal certification program has been certifying products that contribute to the safe consumption of water. The WQA Gold Seal program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).

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