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WQA Responds to President Obama's Position Regarding Water Filtration in Flint, Michigan

Thursday, May 05, 2016 :: 4563 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

Following President Barack Obama's important visit to Flint, Michigan yesterday, the Water Quality Association applauds the President's position regarding water filtration in Flint. As a result, WQA has responded by demonstrating how the drinking water treatment industry can help bring immediate solutions for the residents of Flint.

About the Water Quality Association and Its Role Certifying Water Filters

Thursday, May 05, 2016 :: 3772 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 :: 2725 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.

WQA Recognizes Earth Day and Invites Water Treatment Professionals to Show Congress Affordable Water Treatment Options

Friday, April 22, 2016 :: 2372 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Professional Certification & Training, Professional Certification, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA), an Illinois- based not-for-profit organization, recognizes Earth Day and invites water treatment professionals to show Congress affordable water treatment options.

Changes Announced to WQA's Boards

Thursday, March 31, 2016 :: 3382 Views :: Convention, Water Quality Research Foundation, Membership, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

A number of important changes to the Water Quality Association’s top volunteer leadership were implemented during the Association’s 2016 Convention & Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Water Quality Association Recognizes World Water Day

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 :: 3311 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 :: 2568 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 :: 2915 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 Frequently Asked Questions about Lead in Water

Thursday, February 04, 2016 :: 5561 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.

Water Quality Association Addresses Drinking Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 :: 3442 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.

WQA Releases Second Consumer-Friendly Publication Encouraging Environmental Stewardship

Monday, September 14, 2015 :: 2046 Views :: Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) has unveiled Getting Smart with Reverse Osmosis Systems to help water treatment professionals and consumers use water treatment systems in an efficient and environmentally friendly manner. 

National Study Assesses Evolving Attitudes toward Water Quality

Wednesday, September 09, 2015 :: 4842 Views :: Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) has unveiled the results of its 2015 Study of Consumers’ Opinions and Perceptions Regarding Water Quality. This was the fifth time in eleven years that WQA has commissioned a study analyzing consumers’ attitudes toward water quality and water treatment.

Nitrate Contamination Raises Concerns over Minnesota’s Drinking Water

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 :: 4557 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Consumer & Industry Awareness

Nitrate levels present in the Minnesota’s drinking water supply are cause for concern, according to the state’s Annual Drinking Water Report, which was released last week. The report, which was compiled by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), shows that as much as 10 percent of the state’s non-community drinking water systems contain elevated levels of nitrate. Approximately 600 of the state’s 6,000 non-community systems have groundwater sources that have been affected by nitrate. 

WQA Encourages All to Support Nepal Relief Efforts

Thursday, April 30, 2015 :: 4429 Views :: Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness, International

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April. Authorities report well over 3,000 people have been killed and many buildings have collapsed in the capital, Kathmandu. As search and rescue efforts continue, hospitals in the capital continue to function but are stretched to the limit. Powerful aftershocks continue to be felt, so further damage is a risk, increasing the climate of fear amongst the local population.

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