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Water Treatment For Dummies issues 2nd edition

New sections, consumer guidance featured in updated booklet

LISLE, Ill. (December 16, 2020) Water Treatment For Dummies: Second Edition is now available both online and in a printed version through the Water Quality Association. WQA members can use the updated booklet for in-home sales calls, consumer shows, new employee orientations and service call leave-behind items.

“We’re pleased to be able to offer a revised and expanded version of this popular booklet for consumers looking for easily understandable information on the quality of water in their home or businesses,” said WQA Technical Affairs Director Eric Yeggy. “Our members can use it on sales calls or refer to it from their websites or social media accounts as they look to answer common questions from the public.”

The printed booklet is fewer than 50 pages and is written in a simple, jargon-free style. The second edition is completely revised, updated and expanded with all-new facts, figures and statistics, including:

  • A new section on unregulated emerging contaminants (including PFAS) and treatment solutions
  • More consumer guidance on identifying door-to-door scams
  • Tips for consumers served by a community water supply or by private wells
  • Updated sections on anti-scaling devices, alkalizers/ionizers and equipment maintenance
  • Consumer guidance on how to verify product certification

​Anyone can download the booklet for free, and WQA-members can order printed copies by paying shipping and handling fees. Details are at  

Other individuals or organizations that wish to purchase printed copies should contact the WQA Education Department (


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). WQA publishes a consumer-friendly website,