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Private wells need annual water quality testing

Thursday, June 28, 2018 :: 960 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

Homeowners who rely on a private well for their drinking water should have that water tested yearly for bacteria and contaminants, according to the Water Quality Association.  “Even if your water looks and smells fine, that doesn’t mean it’s safe to drink,” said WQA Government Affairs Director David Loveday. “Well water can become contaminated with any number of chemicals or other contaminants, and we recommend yearly tests for the most common ones.”

WQA offers new flood resource

Thursday, May 10, 2018 :: 470 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.

WQA does not solicit door-to-door

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 :: 2765 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.

WQA marks World Water Day with quality reminder

Thursday, March 22, 2018 :: 323 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.

Water Quality Association recommendations ahead of Hurricane Irma

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 :: 2108 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Technical Guidance, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) recommends homeowners looking to stock up on water and other supplies ahead of Hurricane Irma consider filling reusable containers with tap water if bottled water is unavailable at area stores.

WQA launches new crisis response blog

Sunday, September 3, 2017 :: 868 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association has launched a new crisis response blog (response.wqa.org) on its website to assist members and the public with frequent updates about the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the impact of severe flooding on water supplies.

Homeowner video captures apparent door-to-door scam in Houston, Texas

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 :: 2383 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is calling attention to individuals claiming to be from WQA going door-to-door in the Houston, Texas area, passing themselves off as water inspectors or offering to test a homeowner’s drinking water.

A consumer notified WQA of a solicitation and recorded the encounter on video.

WQA calls attention to phony door-to-door scams in Cicero

Thursday, July 13, 2017 :: 989 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is calling attention to individuals claiming to be from WQA going door-to-door in the Cicero, Illinois area, passing themselves off as water inspectors or offering to test a homeowner’s drinking water.

WQA recommends testing, awareness after flooding

Thursday, July 13, 2017 :: 1035 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association said that recent flooding in northern Illinois may pose 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.

Sherburn, Minnesota homeowners encouraged to make water softener adjustments in response to new water treatment facility

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 :: 765 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is encouraging homeowners in Sherburn, Minnesota to contact a water treatment provider to review their home’s current treatment system or water softener to make any necessary adjustments in response to a new water treatment facility that begins operating next month. 

WQA calls attention to door hanger scams in Houston, TX

Friday, June 16, 2017 :: 2036 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is calling attention to individuals claiming to be from WQA going door-to-door in the Houston area, passing themselves off as water inspectors or offering to test a homeowner’s drinking water. These individuals are NOT Water Quality Association employees.

Water Quality Association releases national opinion survey

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 :: 3536 Views :: Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

Awareness of water quality issues and contaminants that might affect water quality has risen over the past two years, while the number of Americans who identify lead as a possible contaminant rose significantly, according to an independent survey conducted by Applied Research-West, Inc. on behalf of the Water Quality Association (WQA).

WQA marks World Water Day with sustainability reminder

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 :: 1428 Views :: Sustainability Certification, Consumer & Industry Awareness, International

The Water Quality Association has joined organizations around the world in supporting efforts to tackle the global water crisis as well as efforts to improve the betterment of water quality.

“We salute all efforts to improve access to water worldwide,” said WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser. “Along with that is the commitment to improve the quality of water that is available both in the United States and around the world.”

WQA calls attention to possible scam in Corpus Christi

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 :: 1357 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) called attention to an apparent scam in Corpus Christi, Texas in which a man and woman claiming to be from WQA were going door to door passing themselves off as water inspectors.

WQA calls attention to water testing scam in North Carolina

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 :: 4423 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) today said that a company in Raleigh, North Carolina is misrepresenting itself by claiming to be aligned with WQA in an apparent effort to persuade residents to have their drinking water tested. 

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