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WQA launches podcast and blog

WQA Radio to highlight important water quality issues

LISLE, ILLINOIS - The Water Quality Association has launched a new podcast and blog to keep members and the public up to date about issues involving the water treatment industry. The blog, called H2O, will be used to share news, information about upcoming events at WQA, and tips for consumers who may need help finding the right product to handle their water testing or filtration needs. 

The new podcast, called WQA Radio, is an audio program geared toward helping members and the public learn more about the Water Quality Association and the important issues it addresses. WQA Board President Don McGhee is featured in the inaugural podcast. In it, he answers questions about the Association, what WQA does for its members and for the industry, and highlights some of the resources available on the WQA website, wqa.org.

"Flint was a lead issue, but there are other issues that are coming in the United States,” McGhee says in the initial podcast, referring to the lead crisis in Flint, MI. “It’s not the fault of municipalities. It’s the nature of stricter standards for water quality and an aging infrastructure.”

McGhee goes on to explain that replacing the nation’s pipes and water mains would be cost prohibitive, but adds that there are certified water treatment products available to deal with contaminants at a cost that consumers can afford.

The podcast highlights the booklet Water Treatment for Dummies, which is a free download option on WQA’s website. The booklet helps consumers understand the basics of water treatment, how to identify water contaminants and ways to save money while enhancing the safety of their homes.

The new blog and podcast can be found at www.wqa.org/blog.

WQA is a not-for-profit trade association representing the residential, commercial, and industrial water treatment industry. Since 1959, the WQA Gold Seal certification program has been certifying products 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).