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WQA supports Chicago’s use of filters for some homes after elevated lead levels found in drinking water

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 :: 226 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association supports the decision to offer free water filtration systems to about 30,000 metered homes in Chicago after tests showed elevated lead levels in about 17 percent of homes tested. The city reportedly plans to continue testing of up to 165,000 metered homes over the next two years.

WQA certified as 'Great Place to Work'

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 :: 682 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association has been certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®.  Water Quality Association earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys.


Tom Bruursema named WQA's Associate Executive Director

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 :: 607 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) has named Tom Bruursema its Associate Executive Director of Member & Public Engagement, citing his rich background in the water treatment industry and in marketing and business operations. The association also has announced some internal moves to strengthen international affairs efforts, particularly in the Asian markets. Government Affairs Director David Loveday, a veteran public affairs professional who has been with WQA since 2007, has been promoted to Global Government Affairs director.

Private wells need annual water quality testing

Thursday, June 28, 2018 :: 1997 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 :: 726 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 :: 3388 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 :: 458 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 :: 2574 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 :: 1034 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 :: 3742 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 :: 1169 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 :: 1231 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 :: 947 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 :: 2561 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 :: 4228 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).

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