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Water Quality Association Congratulates Arizona for Its Water Softener Sustainability Professional Certification Program

Friday, May 27, 2016 :: 891 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

More than 60 industry professionals have attended a unique Arizona Water Quality Association (AWQA) course to learn best practices to help reduce salinity in Arizona’s water.


 

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

Thursday, May 05, 2016 :: 4564 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 :: 3779 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 :: 2726 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 eNews - April 29, 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016 :: 18 Views :: Events, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Professional Certification & Training, Communications, eNews, Modular Education Program

WQA eNews is an electronic newsletter for Water Quality Association members.

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

Friday, April 22, 2016 :: 2374 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.

WQA eNews, March 31, 2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016 :: 21 Views :: Convention, Events, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Professional Certification & Training, eNews, Modular Education Program

WQA eNews is an electronic newsletter for Water Quality Association members.

Water Quality Association Recognizes World Water Day

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 :: 3315 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

WQA Provides Radium Contaminant Handout for Wisconsin Residents

Tuesday, March 08, 2016 :: 1421 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association (WQA) has created a Radium Contaminant in the Water Supply handout to assist Wisconsin residents in providing solutions with possible drinking water contamination.  To download a copy of the handout, please click here.

Wisconsin Residents Can Find Protection Against Radium in Water

Tuesday, March 08, 2016 :: 1774 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Professional Certification

Wisconsin residents can protect themselves from radium in their water with working water softeners and other technology, according to the independent Water Quality Association (WQA).

Water Quality Association Addresses Issues Affecting Water Quality in Mississippi

Tuesday, March 01, 2016 :: 2570 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 :: 2917 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.

WQA Issues Open Call for Volunteers to Serve on Committees

Monday, December 07, 2015 :: 3576 Views :: Events, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Professional Certification & Training, Membership, Communications

The Water Quality Association is currently seeking volunteers to serve on the eight committees that report to its board of directors as well as the Product Certification Advisory Council.

Nitrate Contamination Raises Concerns over Minnesota’s Drinking Water

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 :: 4558 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. 

It's Official! Third-Party Certification Takes Effect in Wisconsin

Friday, September 26, 2014 :: 8 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification

WQA is thrilled to announce that third-party certification is finally coming to the State of Wisconsin. Effective Saturday, September 27, 2014, water treatment devices certified for material safety and contaminant reduction by an American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-accredited body will no longer need State approval to be sold in Wisconsin.

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