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Water Quality Association issues statement on proposed PFAS legislation

LISLE, Ill. (March 13, 2020) – The Water Quality Association today released the following statement on proposed legislation by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH):

“The Water Quality Association applauds the leadership that Senator Jeanne Shaheen has demonstrated during her Senate career to ensure that all Americans have access to clean drinking water. We welcome her most recent legislative initiative, the Providing Financial Assistance to States (PFAS) for Testing and Treatment Act, to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination, which will be introduced shortly.

“We look forward to working with the senator as the bill moves through the legislative process in order to maximize the efficacy of the legislation, particularly as it pertains to point-of-use and point-of-entry certified treatment technologies that are available for immediate deployment.”


WQA is a not-for-profit trade association representing the residential, commercial, and industrial water treatment industry. WQA’s education and professional certification programs have been providing industry-standardized training and credentialing since 1977.  The WQA Gold Seal certification program has been certifying products that contribute to the safe consumption of water since 1959. 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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