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Excellent Public Education Tool for Water Utilities

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 :: 956 Views :: Product Certification

The Water Quality Association's (WQA's) Gold Seal Certification Program has certified water treatment point-of-entry and point-of-use since 1959. The program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).

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

Thursday, May 05, 2016 :: 4552 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 :: 3754 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 :: 2714 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 :: 2358 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.

Water Quality Association Recognizes World Water Day

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 :: 3292 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 :: 2559 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.

Landmark Sustainability Standard Now Covers Dispensers and UV Systems

Monday, February 08, 2016 :: 1818 Views :: Product Certification, Sustainability Certification

WQA and the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) announced that a new 2015 version of WQA/ASPE/ANSI S-803: Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Systems received formal accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard.

Water Quality Association Addresses Frequently Asked Questions about Lead in Water

Thursday, February 04, 2016 :: 5550 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 Issues Open Call for Volunteers to Serve on Committees

Monday, December 07, 2015 :: 3554 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.

WQA Becomes First ANSI-Accredited Certification Body for Type-I Environmental Labeling

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 :: 9131 Views :: Product Certification, Sustainability Certification

The Water Quality Association (WQA) has become the first and only certification body in the world to receive American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation to certify products for environmental conscientiousness.

Sustainable Management Standard Receives ANSI Approval

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 :: 2761 Views :: Product Certification, Sustainability Certification

The Water Quality Association (WQA) and American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) are pleased to announce that standard now known as WQA/ASPE/ANSI S-801: Sustainable Management has been officially accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard.

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.

WQA/ASPE Standard for Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Products Achieves ANSI Accreditation

Monday, September 08, 2014 :: 3718 Views :: Product Certification, Sustainability Certification

The Water Quality Association (WQA) and the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) announced today that WQA/ASPE/ANSI S-803 (2014): Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Systems has been officially accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard.

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