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WQA joining education efforts in Newark, NJ

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 :: 308 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association today is taking part in two public events in Newark, N.J., designed to address citizens’ concerns about lead in the city’s drinking water.  WQA staff, including Global Governmental Affairs Director David Loveday, will answer questions and provide resources during a health fair from 3 to 6 p.m. today on the New Jersey Performing Arts Center Plaza.  WQA representatives will also attend a Town Hall meeting, The State of Water, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

Consumer use of bottled water remains high, though health concerns are encouraging at-home water treatment

Monday, September 23, 2019 :: 454 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

A full 78% of the respondents to the 2019 WQA Consumer Opinion Study say they regularly consume bottled water, averaging 12 bottles daily per household. That amount, which includes water consumed when away from home, is similar to the number reported in the 2017 study.  Health concerns about the chemicals used to make the plastic bottles have encouraged 29% of respondents to consider alternatives such as a refrigerator filtration, under sink filtration or end-of-tap filtration. The study showed that almost half the households surveyed (45%) already have a refrigerator filter system at home, and 41% have a water filtration system.

WQA offers recommendations as Hurricane Dorian gains strength, shifts toward the Carolinas

Saturday, August 31, 2019 :: 261 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association warns that Hurricane Dorian poses a threat to drinking water for people along the Atlantic coast who will be affected by the storm, but precautions can be taken to protect residents.

WQA offers recommendations as Hurricane Dorian heads toward Florida’s Atlantic coast

Thursday, August 29, 2019 :: 321 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association warns that Hurricane Dorian, expected be a Category 3 storm before it hits the Atlantic coast Labor Day weekend, 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 supports EPA recommendations for Newark drinking water

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 :: 783 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association said today that it supports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommendation that residents of Newark, NJ, use bottled water until further testing can verify that the amount of lead in the water delivered to homes and businesses does not exceed the design and scope of water filtration products to effectively reduce lead to safe levels.


"Trend-setters" more likely to use in-home filtration, bottled water and water softeners

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 :: 969 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

Younger “trend-setter” consumers are more likely than other groups to use bottled water (84%), in-home water filtration (45%), a refrigerator water filter (49%) and a water softener (28%) than other consumer groups, according to 2019 WQA Consumer Opinion Study. Nearly half (46%) of the adults responding to the study fit in this group, identified by researchers as being those who like to try new things, who buy the best of everything regardless of price, and who “always want to be the first at owning something new.”

Well water users more likely to consider in-home filtration a necessity

Thursday, June 20, 2019 :: 759 Views :: Consumer & Industry Awareness

Americans whose households rely on well water are far less concerned about the quality of their water supply than those using municipal water, according to the 2019 WQA Consumer Opinion Study.  The study also shows more well water drinkers consider in-home water filtration a necessity rather than a luxury.

Households with children more likely to consider filtration

Monday, May 20, 2019 :: 7013 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 :: 1569 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 :: 2645 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 :: 2093 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 :: 1368 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 :: 1433 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 :: 1384 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 :: 1481 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.

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