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WQA offers fact sheet on nitrate in response to new report on drinking water supplies

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 :: 1036 Views :: Technical Guidance

The Water Quality Association is making a fact sheet on nitrate available following a report by the Environmental Working Group that drinking water supplies in rural areas across the United States are contaminated with nitrate, with the people in California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Wisconsin at the highest risk.

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

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 :: 989 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 recommendations ahead of Hurricane Irma

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 :: 899 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 :: 455 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 reminds schools to test for lead in drinking water

Thursday, August 18, 2016 :: 1900 Views :: Product Certification, Technical Guidance, Communications, Website, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association today reminded school districts to take steps to test for lead in their drinking water to keep children safe as they head back to school this fall. Studies indicate lead is an ongoing concern for many school districts across the country because of corrosion from aging infrastructure.

WQA offers free Water Treatment for Dummies booklet

Thursday, July 21, 2016 :: 2329 Views :: Product Certification, Professional Certification, Technical Guidance, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

Water Treatment for Dummies (a Wiley Brand): WQA Special Edition is a free booklet made available by the Water Quality Association to help consumers save money while enhancing the quality of the drinking water in their home or business.

Water Quality Association Provides Quick Facts on PFOA & PFOS

Friday, June 03, 2016 :: 2052 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Technical Guidance, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA), an Illinois-based not-for-profit organization, has compiled quick facts on Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) in drinking water.

About the Water Quality Association and Its Role Certifying Water Filters

Thursday, May 05, 2016 :: 3764 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Sustainability Certification, Technical Guidance, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

Since 1959, the WQA Gold Seal certification program has been certifying water treatment point-of-entry and point-of-use (at the tap or whole house treatment) that contribute to the safe consumption of water. The WQA Gold Seal program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).

New England Families Can Find Protection from Arsenic in Drinking Water

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 :: 2718 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Technical Guidance, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) encourages private well-owners to test their systems and seek appropriate remedies as necessary. With reports of arsenic in drinking water around New England, residents can ensure protection by installing water treatment systems in the home.

Water Quality Association Recognizes World Water Day

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 :: 3302 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Sustainability Certification, Professional Certification & Training, Professional Certification, Technical Guidance, Consumer & Industry Awareness

Water Quality Association Recognizes World Water Day
Opportunity to Discuss Growing Concern of Lead in Drinking Water Nationwide

Water Quality Association Addresses Issues Affecting Water Quality in Mississippi

Tuesday, March 01, 2016 :: 2562 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Technical Guidance, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA), an Illinois-based not-for-profit organization, is committed to addressing issues affecting water quality. We support the use of certified water treatment products for final barrier protection at the home as lead in drinking water continues to be a pressing issue in Jackson, Mississippi. WQA is a non-profit association, representing the residential, commercial, and industrial water treatment industry, with over 2,700 members. We have technical staff and water treatment professionals ready to help.

Water Quality Association Provides Quick Facts on PFOA & PFOS

Tuesday, March 01, 2016 :: 2914 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Technical Guidance, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA), an Illinois-based not-for-profit organization, has compiled quick facts on Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) in drinking water.

Water Quality Association Addresses Drinking Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 :: 3439 Views :: Technical Guidance, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA), an Illinois-based not-for-profit organization, is offering informational resources to help with the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Madison, WI Sewerage District Offering Grants for Chloride Discharge Reduction

Friday, September 25, 2015 :: 8 Views :: Water Quality Research Foundation, Technical Guidance

An important effort by the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) has resulted in an exciting program for reducing salt discharge in Madison, Wisconsin. Since May 2013, WQRF has funded and facilitated a study by the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) to investigate the potential reductive effects of high-efficiency water softeners on chloride levels in the waste stream.

WQA Releases Statement on Cyanotoxins

Wednesday, August 06, 2014 :: 5100 Views :: Technical Guidance, Public Water Supply Contamination

The Water Quality Association has released an official statement on cyanotoxins such as microcystin, which was recently detected in the public water supply serving Toledo, Ohio.