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WQA offers nitrate resources in wake of Minnesota report

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 :: 76 Views :: Communications

 The Water Quality Association provides resources to answer questions over a new report that indicates the drinking water of half a million Minnesotans has elevated levels of nitrate, a chemical linked to cancer. WQA recommends consumers have their water tested by a certified laboratory and use water treatment products independently certified to remove or reduce levels of nitrates as a final barrier solution at their home.

Save on Convention registration now through Feb. 5

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 :: 84 Views :: Convention

The Water Quality Association reminds those planning to attend the 2020 WQA Convention & Exposition, April 1-3 in Orlando, Fla., that savings are available for registering early. Advance pricing is available through Feb. 5 for the convention and the March 31 WQA Business Boot Camp, both at the Orange County Convention Center.  

WQA seeking mentors for certification

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 :: 141 Views :: Professional Certification & Training

The Water Quality Association is looking for experienced individuals willing to serve as mentors for water treatment professionals who are earning their certification. The paid mentors are needed when a mentor is not available from the learner’s company to help learners complete the field activities in the Modular Education Program (MEP) three-step approach of reading, e-learning and field activities.

Mike Sennett named General Counsel for WQA

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 :: 45 Views :: Communications

The Water Quality Association (WQA) has named veteran attorney Mike Sennett as its General Counsel. Sennett, who retired from the Chicago law firm of Jones Day at the end of 2019, was selected for the new position because of his background and experience with both WQA and the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF).

WQA encourages members to comment on Lead and Copper Rule revisions

Thursday, December 19, 2019 :: 510 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

 The Water Quality Association supports Lead and Copper Rule revisionsproposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and is encouraging its members to review them and submit public comment by Jan. 13, 2020. The revisions were designed to improve how communities treat and test for lead in drinking water and force quicker action when lead is detected.

Revised Code of Ethics is effective Jan. 1, 2020

Monday, December 16, 2019 :: 569 Views :: Membership

The Water Quality Association’s revised Code of Ethics, which guides members in the use of marketing terms aligned with those published in the WQA Knowledge Base Glossary, goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020. One specific concern addressed by the revisions is companies using the term “water softener” inconsistent with the way industry professionals understand and use it.

Business Boot Camp speakers lineup announced

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 :: 594 Views :: Convention

Water industry and outside experts in leadership, human resources and business management will engage attendees of the third annual WQA Business Boot Camp in learning how to “Create the Vision” for a successful water treatment business. Aimed primarily at dealers, this intensive one-day business operations workshop is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

Simon T. Bailey to keynote 2020 WQA Convention & Exposition

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 :: 743 Views :: Convention

“Be the Spark” leader, speaker and author Simon T. Bailey will deliver the keynote address at the 2020 Water Quality Association Convention & Exposition April 1-3 in Orlando. Bailey, the author of 10 books on being fearless and creating your future, will headline the convention’s Opening General Session April 2 at the Orange County Convention Center.

Water Quality Association offers PFAS resources

Friday, November 22, 2019 :: 533 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) provides resources to help consumers understand the impact of PFAS in drinking water and how to successfully treat for these contaminants at the home or in a building.

DC Fly-In set for March 3-4, 2020

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 :: 578 Views :: Events

Water Quality Association members will join members of the Irrigation Association and the National Groundwater Association for the fourth annual Water Resources Congressional Summit March 3-4, 2020, in Washington D.C.  Known at WQA as the DC Fly-In, the event provides opportunities to hear from Congressional staff and regulators involved with water and the environment and to provide industry expertise in meetings on Capitol Hill.

Water Quality Association readies for 2020 Convention & Exposition

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 :: 617 Views :: Convention

The Water Quality Association has opened registration for the 2020 WQA Convention & Exposition, to be held April 1-3 in Orlando, Fla. The convention website, wqa.org/convention,  offers easy-to-use access to registration, housing and event information for the annual industry gathering and for the March 31 WQA Business Boot Camp, both set for the Orange County Convention Center.  

WQA offers professional certification amnesty program

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 :: 652 Views :: Professional Certification

The Water Quality Association is offering an amnesty program to formerly certified personnel still active in the field who would like to reinstate their certification. Those who lost their certification more than three years ago and meet certain criteria can retake one of the basic certification exams to reinstate.

New WQRF-funded study aims to investigate contaminant occurrence in drinking water

Friday, October 18, 2019 :: 629 Views :: Water Quality Research Foundation

Corona Environmental Consulting is conducting a state-by-state call for occurrence data regarding contaminants in drinking water for the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF).  The WQRF-funded Contaminant Occurrence study is led by Dr. Carleigh Samson. Samson and her team at Corona have extensive experience in developing, conducting, presenting, and publishing national drinking water contaminant occurrence studies. The research began in July 2019 and is anticipated for completion in July 2020.

WQA responds to proposed Lead and Copper Rule revisions

Friday, October 11, 2019 :: 1368 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs

The Water Quality Association supports efforts toward a safer drinking water supply that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took Thursday in announcing proposed Lead and Copper Rule revisions. The proposal, the first major overhaul of the rule since 1991, seeks to improve how communities test for lead in drinking water and force quicker action when lead is detected.

WQA joining education efforts in Newark, NJ

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 :: 798 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association today is taking part in two public events in Newark, N.J., designed to address citizens’ concerns about lead in the city’s drinking water.  WQA staff, including Global Governmental Affairs Director David Loveday, will answer questions and provide resources during a health fair from 3 to 6 p.m. today on the New Jersey Performing Arts Center Plaza.  WQA representatives will also attend a Town Hall meeting, The State of Water, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

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