Finding the Right People

If you've identified an issue or suspect a contaminant may be present in your water, or if you've had lab testing done and aren't sure how to solve the problems, it's time to contact a water quality professional. A professional can help you sort through the options because water is complex, has many potential contaminants and there is no "one size fits all" solution.

We recommend you begin by searching our provider directory for a WQA member company near you. Simply enter your address, city, state or ZIP code to find water treatment companies within 5, 10, 25, 50 or 100 miles of your search location. You can even narrow your results to include only companies with WQA-certified professionals on staff. 

After finding a reputable water quality professional, be sure you're getting a high-quality treatment system based on what you and your advisor decide you need.

Also, check out our list of recommended questions to ask when choosing a water quality professional.

Look for the WQA Logos

WQA, which has more than 2,500 company members, is a not-for-profit international trade association representing the residential, commercial, and industrial water treatment industry. Its membership consists of manufacturers/suppliers and dealers/distributors of equipment and services. WQA is a resource and information source, an educator of professionals, a laboratory for testing, a certifier of water quality products and professionals, and a means for helping the public make the best choices.

WQA members who participate in the Business Excellence program have demonstrated a commitment to quality at the highest level by employing at least one professionally certified individual and by selling certified products.  These members will be at the top of the WQA directory, with a gold star next to their name, denoting Business Excellence. 

WQA was founded in 1974 and started offering certification of water treatment professionals in 1977. It sets standards for water treatment businesses and equipment installers and promotes ethical selling practices among those offering water quality solutions. Professionals earn a three-year certification by meeting strict criteria, passing an exam on water chemistry and treatment technologies, and abiding by a strict code of ethics and legal requirements.


Be careful when dealing with solicitors

WQA does NOT solicit door-to-door for any reason. Also, WQA members abide by a Code of Ethics.