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Water Quality Association offers school administrators guide for dealing with lead in drinking water

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 :: 102 Views :: Technical Guidance

The Water Quality Association today released a guide for school administrators to help them with the process of keeping their drinking water safe for children. “What school administrators need to know about lead in drinking water” is available for download from the WQA website (http://go.wqa.org/leadinschools).

Water Quality Association posts Water Safety Guide

Sunday, September 10, 2017 :: 158 Views

The Water Quality Association (WQA) has released a Water Safety Guide to help people affected by natural disasters such as hurricane and the subsequent flooding that is likely to occur. The guide features tips for what homeowners can do to prepare for a major storm as well as what to do during and after the storm hits.

Water Quality Association recommendations ahead of Hurricane Irma

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 :: 253 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Technical Guidance, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) recommends homeowners looking to stock up on water and other supplies ahead of Hurricane Irma consider filling reusable containers with tap water if bottled water is unavailable at area stores.

Sanitizing water-using appliances in water emergencies and well disinfection

Monday, September 04, 2017 :: 196 Views :: Technical Guidance

WQA is providing residents affected by Hurricane Harvey with important information about their water treatment equipment. Many home water treatment equipment products (including reverse osmosis systems) do not provide total protection against all types of disease-causing microorganisms that may be present in contaminated drinking water.

WQA launches new crisis response blog

Sunday, September 03, 2017 :: 133 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association has launched a new crisis response blog (response.wqa.org) on its website to assist members and the public with frequent updates about the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the impact of severe flooding on water supplies.

Boil Water Alerts Following Hurricane Harvey

Thursday, August 31, 2017 :: 346 Views :: Public Water Supply Contamination

Disasters, such as floods can gravely compromise public water systems. The conventional and highly appropriate response of municipalities, health departments, and other regulatory agencies in times of water emergencies is to notify all consumers to boil all water used for drinking or culinary purposes until bacteriological samples demonstrate that the water is safe, and/or until appropriate corrective actions have been completed.

5 things people affected by Hurricane Harvey should know about drinking water

Saturday, August 26, 2017 :: 2705 Views

The Water Quality Association today said that Hurricane Harvey poses a threat to drinking water for people affected by the storm, but that there are precautions that can be taken to protect residents in the affected areas. 

“This is a powerful hurricane and our concern is for anyone who may be caught in the path of Harvey or who will be returning to their homes once the storm has passed,” said WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser. “Our main concern is for possible drinking water contamination.”

Water Quality Association applauds changes to Washington, D.C. Healthy Schools Act

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 :: 363 Views

The Water Quality Association applauds the Council of the District of Columbia for recently amending the Healthy Schools Act of 2010 focusing on lead in schools and other public places. The new law requires public schools and public charter schools to locate all drinking water sources, install and maintain certified filters for reducing lead at all drinking water sources and to test all drinking water sources for lead annually.

WQA calls attention to phony door-to-door scams on Long Island, NY

Thursday, August 10, 2017 :: 259 Views

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is calling attention to individuals claiming to be from WQA going door-to-door on Long Island, New York passing themselves off as water inspectors or offering to test a homeowner’s drinking water.

Growing awareness of water treatment methods, says national public opinion study

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 :: 352 Views

Awareness of water treatment methods increased over the past two years among U.S. consumers, according to a national public opinion study, with 92 percent of respondents aware of in-pitcher or end-of-tap filters, up from 84 percent in 2015. The number of households that were aware of filters in refrigerators rose slightly, from 83 percent in 2015 to 84 percent this year.

WQA recommends testing, awareness after flooding

Monday, August 07, 2017 :: 181 Views

The Water Quality Association today said that recent flooding in the New Orleans, Tulsa and Kansas City areas may pose a threat to drinking water for people affected by the storms, but that there are precautions that can be taken to protect residents in the affected areas.

Homeowner video captures apparent door-to-door scam in Houston, Texas

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 :: 473 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is calling attention to individuals claiming to be from WQA going door-to-door in the Houston, Texas area, passing themselves off as water inspectors or offering to test a homeowner’s drinking water.

A consumer notified WQA of a solicitation and recorded the encounter on video.

WQA supports EWG’s Tap Water Database

Thursday, July 27, 2017 :: 340 Views

The Water Quality Association supports the Environmental Working Group’s newly released Tap Water Database as a way for consumers to learn more about the kinds of contaminants that might be in their local drinking water. 

The database contains the results of tests from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from nearly 50,000 utilities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia from 2010 to 2015. Consumers can enter their zip code to learn more about the quality of their local drinking water.

WQA calls attention to phony door-to-door scams in Cicero

Thursday, July 13, 2017 :: 453 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is calling attention to individuals claiming to be from WQA going door-to-door in the Cicero, Illinois area, passing themselves off as water inspectors or offering to test a homeowner’s drinking water.

WQA recommends testing, awareness after flooding

Thursday, July 13, 2017 :: 543 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association said that recent flooding in northern Illinois may pose a threat to drinking water for people affected by the storm, but that there are precautions that can be taken to protect residents in the affected areas.

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