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Water Quality Association recommendations ahead of Hurricane Irma

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 :: 902 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.

WQA launches new crisis response blog

Sunday, September 03, 2017 :: 391 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.

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

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 :: 873 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 calls attention to phony door-to-door scams in Cicero

Thursday, July 13, 2017 :: 636 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 :: 700 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.

Sherburn, Minnesota homeowners encouraged to make water softener adjustments in response to new water treatment facility

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 :: 403 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is encouraging homeowners in Sherburn, Minnesota to contact a water treatment provider to review their home’s current treatment system or water softener to make any necessary adjustments in response to a new water treatment facility that begins operating next month. 

WQA calls attention to door hanger scams in Houston, TX

Friday, June 16, 2017 :: 970 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Communications, 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 area, passing themselves off as water inspectors or offering to test a homeowner’s drinking water. These individuals are NOT Water Quality Association employees.

Water Quality Association releases national opinion survey

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 :: 2087 Views :: Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

Awareness of water quality issues and contaminants that might affect water quality has risen over the past two years, while the number of Americans who identify lead as a possible contaminant rose significantly, according to an independent survey conducted by Applied Research-West, Inc. on behalf of the Water Quality Association (WQA).

WQA marks World Water Day with sustainability reminder

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 :: 975 Views :: Sustainability Certification, Consumer & Industry Awareness, International

The Water Quality Association has joined organizations around the world in supporting efforts to tackle the global water crisis as well as efforts to improve the betterment of water quality.

“We salute all efforts to improve access to water worldwide,” said WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser. “Along with that is the commitment to improve the quality of water that is available both in the United States and around the world.”

WQA calls attention to possible scam in Corpus Christi

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 :: 976 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) called attention to an apparent scam in Corpus Christi, Texas in which a man and woman claiming to be from WQA were going door to door passing themselves off as water inspectors.

WQA calls attention to water testing scam in North Carolina

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 :: 2711 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) today said that a company in Raleigh, North Carolina is misrepresenting itself by claiming to be aligned with WQA in an apparent effort to persuade residents to have their drinking water tested. 

WQA responds to new federal funding for Flint, Michigan

Friday, December 16, 2016 :: 1851 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Professional Certification, Membership, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) applauded Congressional approval of a Continuing Resolution (CR) that authorizes $140 million in grants to Flint, Michigan to address lead and other contaminants in drinking water.

WQA recommends drinking water to help limit Thanksgiving calories

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 :: 2305 Views :: Product Certification, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is recommending Americans make use of a valuable resource on Thanksgiving day as a way to help minimize the amount of calories we consume and to aid digestion.

WQA marks National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Thursday, October 27, 2016 :: 1151 Views :: Product Certification, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) marked National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week by reminding consumers that they can learn more about the threat of lead in their drinking water by downloading a lead fact sheet from its website, wqa.org

WQA responds to Hurricane Matthew

Thursday, October 06, 2016 :: 3647 Views :: Product Certification, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association said that Hurricane Matthew 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. 

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