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Water Quality Association applauds continued funding for federal WaterSense program


LISLE, Ill. (March 23, 2018) – The Water Quality Association today announced its support for the latest budget package in Washington that preserves funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program.


“We’re very pleased about this continued funding,” said WQA Government Affairs Director David Loveday. “The WaterSense label helps consumers make good choices about the water products they buy.”


WaterSense partners with manufacturers, retailers and distributors, homebuilders, irrigation professionals, and utilities to encourage innovation in the development and use of water-efficient products. The WaterSense label means a product is certified to use at least 20 percent less water than regular models.


WQA has its own Sustainability Certification Mark which verifies to retailers and consumers that a product has been manufactured according to industry standards for recognized best practices in environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility.



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).