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Households with children more likely to consider filtration

Monday, May 20, 2019 :: 347 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

Households with children are far more likely to consider buying a water filtration system than those without, according to the 2019 WQA Consumer Opinion Study. The findings echo the study’s overall theme that Americans’ concerns about environmental issues affecting their quality of life have grown since the most recent previous study in 2017.

Code of Ethics revisions to address marketing terms

Thursday, May 16, 2019 :: 669 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

In an effort to avoid consumer confusion, the Water Quality Association’s Code of Ethics is being revised such that marketing terms shall be used in accordance with those published in the WQA Knowledge Base Glossary. To allow WQA members adequate time to review and implement the change, it will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.


WQA warns consumers about phony solicitations

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 :: 1214 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

Now that spring has arrived, with solicitors busy knocking on doors, the Water Quality Association reminds homeowners that anyone claiming to represent the WQA in door-to-door solicitations should be considered an imposter.

Public Opinion Study shows growing drinking water quality concern

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 :: 1432 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

Americans are clearly concerned about their overall quality of life being affected by the environment, according to the 2019 WQA Consumer Opinion Study, and their concern has grown since the last survey in 2017. 

WQA marks 70 years of leadership in water quality industry

Monday, January 21, 2019 :: 1033 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association is celebrating seven decades of leadership in water quality this year, unveiling a 70-year logo highlighting the organization’s role as the leading voice of the residential, commercial and industrial water treatment industry. The commemorative logo also points to the future with the phrase, “Water quality solutions for 70 years and beyond.”

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

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 :: 1139 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 :: 1180 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 :: 1199 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 :: 3078 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 :: 1052 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 :: 3945 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 :: 756 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 :: 3268 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 :: 1366 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 :: 5883 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.

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