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Public Water Supply Contamination

Boil Water Alerts Following Hurricane Harvey

Thursday, August 31, 2017 :: 732 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.

Water Quality Association Responds to EWG National Chromium-6 Occurrence Data Map

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 :: 2505 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Professional Certification, Public Water Supply Contamination, Consumer & Industry Awareness

In response to a new national map showing the presence of chromium-6 in the nation's drinking water, the Water Quality Association (WQA) has provided new resources to help homeowners and businesses understand the issue. 

WQA responds to new Harvard study on PFOA and PFOS

Tuesday, August 09, 2016 :: 2332 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Public Water Supply Contamination, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association responded to a study Harvard researchers conducted finding as many as six million Americans may be at risk of exposure to higher than recommended levels of Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS).

Water Quality Association Addresses Frequently Asked Questions about Lead in Water

Thursday, February 04, 2016 :: 5560 Views :: Product Certification, Public Water Supply Contamination, Consumer & Industry Awareness

WQA is offering informational resources to help differentiate fact from fiction regarding the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan. The Association has compiled answers to several of the most common questions, while addressing some widespread misconceptions Flint residents may have about lead (Pb) in drinking water.

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.