Wednesday, May 23, 2018 :: 66 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs
Two representatives of the Water Quality Association (WQA)participated in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency PFAS National Leadership Summit May 22 and 23, which ended with the hope that the EPA can have a per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) National Management Plan ready by the end of the year. PFAS are man-made chemicals found in such things as firefighting foams and stain-resistant, waterproof and nonstick coatings. More than 3,000 PFAS are used in the global marketplace; they are released into the environment through manufacturing, use, and PFAS-containing wastes.
Friday, May 18, 2018 :: 243 Views :: Product Certification
The Water Quality Association (WQA) today said a new study conducted on behalf of the Association for Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) underscores the need to combat counterfeit water treatment products. The Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) helped with the study by performing extraction testing and funded a portion of the research production at a total cost of $35,000.
Thursday, May 10, 2018 :: 160 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
In preparation for the heavy storm and flooding season, the Water Quality Association (WQA) has released a new video describing steps consumers can take to ensure a safer water supply during severe weather.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 :: 68 Views :: Public Water Supply Contamination
The Water Quality Association (WQA) today said the latest J.D. Power 2018 Water Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study that shows 30 percent of residential water utility customers indicate having concerns about the quality of their tap water indicates the need for point-of-use testing and, in some cases, further water quality treatment.
Friday, May 4, 2018 :: 384 Views :: Events
Homeowners concerned about the quality of their drinking water should look first to the community’s annual consumer confidence report (CCR) for basic information on the local water supply, according to the Water Quality Association (WQA). The reminder comes as WQA prepares to mark Drinking Water Week, May 6-12, 2018.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 :: 357 Views :: Convention
The Water Quality Association (WQA) is calling for presentation proposals for its 2019 Convention & Exposition on April 23-26, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nev. Potential speakers are invited to submit proposals on technical topics such as treatment innovations or water-related legislative issues, or on small business operations topics such as consumer trends or conflict resolution. The call also is open for potential presenters to suggest their own topics, and dealers are invited to submit proposals on interesting or puzzling applications they’ve worked on.
Friday, April 20, 2018 :: 473 Views :: Convention
New Water Quality Association President Chris Wilker is setting his sights on a big year for the water treatment industry. Wilker, President of EcoWater Systems, Professional Products, was elected president of the board of directors last month during the WQA 2018 Convention & Exposition in Denver, Colo.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 :: 571 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs
The Water Quality Association reminds consumers that they can learn more about the threat of lead in their drinking water through free materials available on the association’s website, wqa.org.
Studies indicate that nearly all the lead in drinking water comes not from the primary water source or the municipal treatment plant but as a result of corrosion of lead-containing materials carrying the water from the plant. Lead can enter the home drinking water by leaching from lead service connections, from lead solder used in copper piping, and from brass fixtures.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 :: 413 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs
Two representatives of the Water Quality Association (WQA) have been invited to a National Leadership Summit convened by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take action on perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS, such as PFOA and PFOS, are chemicals not found naturally in the environment but used in many products because of stain-resistant, waterproof and non-stick properties.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 :: 881 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
During the annual spring increase in home solicitations – when everyone from lawn care services to house-painting companies are knocking on your door -- the Water Quality Association reminds homeowners that anyone claiming to represent the WQA as a water inspector or solicitor should be considered an imposter.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 :: 488 Views :: eNews
Water Quality Association Executive Director Pauli Undesser has been named the 2018 Inspiring Leader Award winner by the Association Forum of Chicagoland, a not-for-profit association that provides education, resources and certification for trade association executives.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 :: 364 Views :: Convention
The Water Quality Association recognized several of its members at the Opening General Session of its annual Convention & Exposition in Denver, Colo. Among the highlights were WQA’s Lifetime Member and Hall of Fame awards along with a new honor this year, the Excellence award to single out member companies that have excelled in their operations, innovation, customer service or community involvement.
Monday, March 26, 2018 :: 297 Views :: Product Certification
The Water Quality Association (WQA) has announced that Kelli Fleischmann is the Association’s new Product Certification Director, in charge of the prestigious Gold Seal and Sustainability programs.
Friday, March 23, 2018 :: 256 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs
The Water Quality Association today announced its support for the latest budget package in Washington that preserves funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program.
Thursday, March 22, 2018 :: 191 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness
The Water Quality Association joins organizations around the world in supporting efforts to tackle global water shortages and to improve water quality for all.