Topic: Treatment Technology

  • Instructor-led Installer Training (U.S ET/CT zones)


    Businessman Clifford L. Fasnacht and Get Water Answers founder Paul Friot teach this class, which prepares learners for taking the Certified Installer exam. 

  • Assessing Water Quality Problems (U.S. PT/MT zones)


    Session B, offered at times convenient for U.S. Pacific/Mountain time zones Get Water Answers founder Paul Friot teaches this 14-week course, which is the first step toward both the Certified Water Specialist (CWS) and Certified Water Treatment Representative (CWR) titles. Certified Installers looking to take the next step towards the Certified Service Technician title and anyone […]

  • Ultraviolet (UV) Light Fact Sheet


    Ultraviolet (UV) light utilizes radiation disrupting cellular DNA to kill microbes but is not utilized for removal of chemical contaminants. This treatment tool is generally used as a final step in reverse osmosis (RO) systems to improve the efficiency of microbe removal originating from the source water or that may grow in the POU system over time. All units require some level of routine maintenance, which may include cleaning and sanitizing and filter or light changes. In addition, some units require professional installation with associated labor fees.

  • Trends Report: Performance Reduction Standards


    This report investigates countries we are aware of discussing performance/reduction standards requirements as it relates to drinking water treatment units through regulations or other initiatives.

  • Getting Smart with Reverse Osmosis Systems


    This booklet contains information appropriate for those who manufacture, sell, install, and maintain residential reverse osmosis (RO) treatment systems. Homeowners, regulators and legislators may also find it useful. In producing this guidebook, the Water Quality Association (WQA) leveraged the advice of respected industry professionals and the latest in scientific research. The Water Quality Association’s “Getting […]

  • Getting Smart with Softeners


    Through this special publication, water treatment industry professionals are encouraged to follow a set of best practices developed by the Association pertaining to the sales, installation and maintenance of residential, self-generating water softeners. These guidelines are intended to help water treatment professionals choose efficient softener technologies and system settings, while also sizing and installing equipment […]

  • Reverse Osmosis Market Trends Report


    The WQA Reverse Osmosis (RO) Market Trends Report for under-counter RO systems manufactured and sold to the U.S. and Canada is now available for WQA Core and Premier Members. Report Participants If you are an RO manufacturer who is participating in the report, click here to log in to your RO Market Trends Report account. […]

  • Water Treatment For Dummies: Second Edition


    Water Treatment For Dummies: Second Edition is a consumer-directed publication designed to answer common questions about the quality of water in your home or business. Under 50 pages in length, it is written in a simple, jargon-free style. The second edition of WQA’s Water Treatment for Dummies is completely revised, updated and expanded with all-new facts, […]

  • Water Reuse Worldwide


    We’ll hear from Dami Martins, Civil Engineer, and Clayton Anderson, Mechanical Engineer, at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, as they discuss water treatment and reuse challenges in a variety of settings.