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WQA marks World Water Day with quality reminder

Association offers help finding certified products, professionals

LISLE, Ill. (March 22, 2018) – The Water Quality Association joins organizations around the world in supporting efforts to tackle global water shortages and to improve water quality for all.


“We are committed to supporting access to quality drinking water around the world,” said WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser.


Every year on March 22, World Water Day focuses attention on the importance of reliable sources of drinking water. Today an estimated 1.9 billion people live in potentially severely water-scarce areas, a number expected to increase to 3 billion by 2050, according to the United Nations World Water Development Report 2018.


WQA recommends that consumers concerned about their drinking water quality have their water tested and rely on WQA-certified products or professionals to meet their needs. Information about water contaminants, testing, filtration and softening processes and how to find certified products and professionals can be found


Consumers can learn more about water quality in general through WQA’s free publication Water Treatment for Dummies: WQA Special Edition, which can be downloaded at WQA’s


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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