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Public Water Supply Contamination

WQA offers resources for National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Thursday, October 18, 2018 :: 921 Views :: Public Water Supply Contamination

The Water Quality Association is marking National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week(NLPPW) Oct. 21-27 by providing consumers with easily accessible information about the threat of lead in their drinking water and how to take steps to combat it.

WQA offers recommendations as Florida panhandle prepares for Hurricane Michael

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 :: 534 Views :: Public Water Supply Contamination

The Water Quality Association warns that Hurricane Michael -- expected to hit the Florida panhandle as a Category 4 storm by midday Wednesday -- poses a threat to drinking water for people affected by the storm, but that there are precautions that can be taken to protect residents in the affected areas.

EWG study indicates widespread nitrate pollution

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 :: 5358 Views :: Public Water Supply Contamination

A new Environmental Working Group study indicating widespread nitrate pollution in U.S. drinking water -- at levels linked to increased cancer risk -- underscores the need for in-home water filtration, the Water Quality Association said today.

WQA offers recommendations ahead of Hurricane Florence

Sunday, September 9, 2018 :: 1412 Views :: Public Water Supply Contamination

The Water Quality Association warns that Hurricane Florence -- expected to hit the shores of North and South Carolina and Virginia later this week -- poses a threat to drinking water for people affected by the storm, but that there are precautions that can be taken to protect residents in the affected areas.

WQA says new survey indicates need for point-of-use testing and possible treatment

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 :: 651 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.

Boil Water Alerts Following Hurricane Harvey

Thursday, August 31, 2017 :: 2082 Views :: Public Water Supply Contamination

Disasters, such as floods can gravely compromise public water systems. The conventional and highly appropriate response of municipalities, health departments, and other regulatory agencies in times of water emergencies is to notify all consumers to boil all water used for drinking or culinary purposes until bacteriological samples demonstrate that the water is safe, and/or until appropriate corrective actions have been completed.

Water Quality Association Responds to EWG National Chromium-6 Occurrence Data Map

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 :: 3831 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Professional Certification, Public Water Supply Contamination, Consumer & Industry Awareness

In response to a new national map showing the presence of chromium-6 in the nation's drinking water, the Water Quality Association (WQA) has provided new resources to help homeowners and businesses understand the issue. 

WQA responds to new Harvard study on PFOA and PFOS

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 :: 3545 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Public Water Supply Contamination, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association responded to a study Harvard researchers conducted finding as many as six million Americans may be at risk of exposure to higher than recommended levels of Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS).

Water Quality Association Addresses Frequently Asked Questions about Lead in Water

Thursday, February 4, 2016 :: 7612 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 Releases Statement on Cyanotoxins

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 :: 6938 Views :: Technical Guidance, Public Water Supply Contamination

The Water Quality Association has released an official statement on cyanotoxins such as microcystin, which was recently detected in the public water supply serving Toledo, Ohio.